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International Trade

  • March 24, 2010

    Union Steel Wants Dumping Margin Recalculated

    South Korea-based Union Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has filed a lawsuit challenging the dumping margin and cash deposit rate the U.S. Department of Commerce set for it in an administrative review of an anti-dumping order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products.

  • March 23, 2010

    DOJ Hits Daimler With Bribery Charges Under FCPA

    As it reportedly homes in on a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Daimler AG is facing new federal felony charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice accusing the German automaker and several subsidiaries of paying out tens of millions of dollars in bribes to officials in at least 22 foreign countries to secure lucrative government contracts.

  • March 23, 2010

    WTO Finds EU Airbus Loans Contained Subsidies

    The World Trade Organization has determined that Airbus SAS received improper subsidies from European governments, heating up the long-running, multibillion-dollar dispute between Airbus and The Boeing Co. over alleged subsidies from their respective domestic governments.

  • March 23, 2010

    ITC Launches Probe Over Infineon DRAM Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Infineon Technologies AG's allegations that Elpida Memory Inc. and a slew of other technology companies have infringed its dynamic random access memory patents.

  • March 23, 2010

    Trade Protections Denied For Tuna, Shark, Coral Species

    The international community has rejected U.S.-backed proposals to ban or limit international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna, polar bears, and a number of coral and shark species, but added protections for certain reptiles and amphibians and maintained a moratorium on further ivory sales.

  • March 23, 2010

    LSI Chip Patent Invalid Due To Prior Art: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has shut the door on an investigation of Spansion Inc. and others on claims of infringing a semiconductor patent held by LSI Corp. and Agere Systems Inc., ruling that the asserted patent is invalid in light of substantial prior art.

  • March 23, 2010

    More Chinese Oil Pipe Cos. Protest Duties In Court

    Zhejiang Jianli Industry Group Co. Ltd. and several affiliates are the latest Chinese oil country tubular goods makers and exporters to take umbrage at the federal government's application of countervailing duties to its products, lodging a complaint that says the methodology could result in double counting.

  • March 23, 2010

    Goulston Lures Posternak International Trade Expert

    Goulston & Storrs has pulled in the chair of Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP’s export controls team to boost its corporate practice.

  • March 22, 2010

    US Winemakers Lukewarm On Trans-Pacific FTA

    Wine industry groups have voiced tepid support for a proposed eight-nation, trans-Pacific free trade agreement, warning that any pact should provide "commercially significant" new market access for wine and grape juice concentrate exports, favorable tariffs for U.S. wine, continuation of existing trade agreements, and intellectual property safeguards.

  • March 22, 2010

    Shipping Capacity An Issue In Export Plan: Panel

    As the Obama administration ramps up its National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports in five years, a U.S. House of Representatives panel has raised questions about whether the U.S. has the ship and container capacity for such an increase.

  • March 22, 2010

    US Seeks Dismissal Of Toyota Drawback Dispute

    The federal government has taken a swing at Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. sales and service arm in an ongoing dispute over drawback duties on three years' worth of car parts exported to Canada, claiming the company failed to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and North American Free Trade Agreement drawback regulations.

  • March 22, 2010

    Samsung Can Depose Witnesses Outside Japan: ITC

    After allowing the majority of depositions from Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. workers to take place near company headquarters in Japan, a federal judge has ordered that remaining witnesses in the patent infringement suit be made available outside of the country because defendant Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. would otherwise be prejudiced.

  • March 22, 2010

    Ford Loses Appeal Bid In $2.6M Harbor Tax Suit

    Ford Motor Co. has lost a bid to file an interlocutory appeal in its challenge over $2.6 million in harbor maintenance taxes — deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court — that the U.S. government has refused to pay back.

  • March 22, 2010

    ITA Affirms Dumping Order On Taiwanese Plastic Bags

    The International Trade Administration has finalized its preliminary finding that plastic bags from Taiwan are being dumped in the U.S., as well as increasing duty rates.

  • March 22, 2010

    Korea's Hyosung Sues Over Duties On Flat Steel

    Hyosung America Inc., part of a South Korean-owned manufacturing conglomerate, has filed a complaint over U.S. Customs and Border Protection's application of a supplemental 17.7 percent anti-dumping duty margin to its corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products, saying the correct margin should be zero.

  • March 22, 2010

    Vietnamese Fish Exporter Angles For Lower Duties

    East Sea Seafoods LLC has lodged a complaint challenging the result of an International Trade Administration anti-dumping duty review subjecting the Vietnamese frozen fish exporter to a $2.11 penalty per kilogram.

  • March 19, 2010

    Sony Asks ITC To Probe Display Patent Infringement

    Sony Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into TPV International Inc., Innolux Corp. and Viewsonic Corp., alleging they import digital televisions and computer monitors that infringe 10 Sony patents.

  • March 19, 2010

    Linear Wins Infringement Ruling In ITC Voltage Spat

    A judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has concluded that dozens of Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. products infringe a patent for voltage regulators held by Linear Technology Corp.

  • March 19, 2010

    China Opens Up To US Pork Exports After H1N1 Scare

    The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products after concerns over the H1N1 virus, or “swine flu,” brought hundreds of millions of dollars a year in pork exports to China to a virtual halt last year.

  • March 19, 2010

    Waterloo Tries To Nix ITC Ruling In Keyboard IP Spat

    CompX International Inc. unit Waterloo Furniture Components Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to overturn a preliminary finding that Waterloo infringed a Humanscale Corp. keyboard support patent, while Humanscale has asked the ITC to widen the finding to include more Waterloo products.