Americans tend to be impatient and are generally driven by arbitrary deadlines that cause them to lose focus on what makes a successful overseas transaction. This tends to frustrate Americans and discourage them from making commitments to foreign business. It also tends to offend foreign companies, who typically have a more patient approach to business, says Richard J. Paul, a partner in Hiscock & Barclay LLP's international business practice group.
Cake decorating equipment and bakeware company Wilton Industries Inc. is reviving several long-dormant import tariff disputes after a federal appeals court issued a favorable ruling for the company in a similar case against the government two years ago.
Red Bull GmbH has settled its gray market lawsuit against Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Lamont Distributors Inc. as the Austrian energy drink giant presses its campaign against companies that it says peddle products not intended for sale in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has determined that Indian exporters of commodity matchbooks to the U.S. are dumping the product at less than fair market value and having it subsidized by India's government.
An administrative law judge has largely found in favor of defendants Seagate Technology and LSI Corp. in a patent suit filed by Qimonda AG alleging importation of semiconductor integrated circuit chips that infringe Qimonda’s patents, finding that the defendants either did not infringe the patents-at-issue or that the patents are invalid.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided against imposing countervailing duties on imports from Argentina of piston inserts used in diesel engines, ruling that the imports do not injure or threaten U.S. industry.
Nokia Corp.'s 3G wireless handsets do not infringe patents assigned to InterDigital Communications LLC, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled, affirming an administrative law judge's final initial determination in favor of Nokia in August.
Bankrupt flash memory provider Spansion Inc. has fired back at Apple Inc., saying it is attempting to sidestep a bankruptcy court's order and add the affirmative defense of express license against Spansion's patent infringement complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has said ArcelorMittal's steel plate in coils from Belgium will be subject to a revised anti-dumping duty, following the company's challenge to the preliminary results of a recent review.
A top Japanese official has reportedly vowed to increase efforts to reach a free-trade agreement with the European Union in the wake of the EU's recent agreement with South Korea.
The European Union is poised to remove Sri Lanka from a preferential trading regime that spared Sri Lankan exporters over $100 million in tariffs in 2008, after discovering massive abuses of human rights in the country since the end of its long, bloody civil war earlier this year.
America's export control system, created during the Cold War, has long been in need of a major overhaul, according to lawyers, many of whom are optimistic that those changes may finally be made now that the Obama administration has placed reform high on its agenda.
One of the most challenging problems in international trade law today is that many clients must operate in a manner that serves the seemingly inconsistent regulations of several countries, says Stanley U. North III, a partner in LeClairRyan's corporate group who specializes in international trade.
Lifting anti-dumping duty orders on plastic bags imported from China, Malaysia and Thailand would lead to a recurrence of dumping, the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has concluded.
The U.S. has inked a trade and investment framework agreement with the island nation of the Maldives, a move that will provide the nations with a forum to discuss ways to promote bilateral trade and investment.
A U.S. International Trade Commission staff recommendation has said chip maker Nvidia Corp. and 16 other respondents infringe patents held by Rambus Inc. for memory controllers related to graphics processors.
A free trade deal between the European Union and South Korea — designed to eliminate more than $2.3 billion in tariffs, as well as other barriers between the $97 billion trading partners — adds economic and political pressure on the United States to implement its own pact with the Asian powerhouse, experts say.
In a consolidated challenge of anti-dumping duties on steel pipes from Thailand, the U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected domestic steel pipe producers' objections to the way that export price increases were calculated and told regulators to revise the hike to reflect actual duty drawback costs.
Given the recent boom in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions, businesses should put safeguards in place to avoid getting ensnared in a potentially costly investigation. Experts in the field shared with Law360 tips for creating and implementing an FCPA program, stressing the need for in-person training and user-friendly guidelines.
A federal judge has denied MTZ Polyfilm Ltd.'s bid to overturn several decisions made by the U.S. Department of Commerce during its administrative review of countervailing duties imposed on polyethylene film imported from India.