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International Trade

  • September 24, 2018

    Vitamin C Importers Tell 2nd Circ. Price Fixing Voluntary

    Vitamin C importers urged the Second Circuit on Friday to affirm a $147 million price-fixing judgment against Chinese exporters after the U.S. Supreme Court returned the case earlier this year, with the importers arguing that the activity was voluntary, and not compelled by Chinese law.

  • September 24, 2018

    Trump Inks Minor Tweaks To US-S. Korea Trade Accord

    President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed off on a series of modest changes to their governments' 2012 trade deal, adjusting the agreement's rules on automobile exports, customs and drug reimbursements.

  • September 24, 2018

    Mintz Levin Adds Ex-SDNY Prosecutor To White Collar Team

    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC has hired a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York in expanding its corporate investigations, enforcement and white collar practices in New York, the firm has announced.

  • September 24, 2018

    Irish Packaging Co. To Abandon Operations In Venezuela

    Irish packaging maker Smurfit Kappa Group PLC on Monday said it has moved to deconsolidate its Venezuelan operations a month after ceding control of its subsidiary to the country's government, adding that it may pursue arbitration in order to secure compensation for its losses.

  • September 24, 2018

    US-China Fight Shows No Sign Of Stopping As New Tariffs Hit

    The U.S. and Chinese governments installed fresh sets of tariffs on one another’s products Monday, opening a fresh front in a quickly escalating trade standoff that now covers about half of the goods traded between the two economic powerhouses.

  • September 24, 2018

    Alternative Brexit Plan Calls For Major MiFID II Changes

    A Brexit-supporting think tank set out an alternative plan for Britain's exit from the European Union on Monday that calls for swathes of Europe's financial rule books to be scrapped.

  • September 21, 2018

    Commerce To Initiate Inquiry Into Chinese Plywood Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Friday that it is investigating whether Chinese companies were altering their products to avoid tariffs on hardwood plywood imports, following accusations that the companies were marketing them as a “direct substitute” to the ones subject to duty orders earlier this year.

  • September 21, 2018

    Health Hires: DLA Piper, Baker Donelson, Pharma GCs

    DLA Piper has brought in life sciences attorneys from Hogan Lovells and Vinson & Elkins LLP, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has boosted its health care group in Memphis, Tennessee, Aquestive Therapeutic has nabbed the head of Day Pitney LLP's life sciences group and Clearside Biomedical has hired an in-house veteran to lead its legal team.

  • September 21, 2018

    Commerce Tees Up Hefty Duties On Chinese Quartz Imports

    The U.S. Department of Commerce hit imports of quartz from China with hefty triple-digit tariffs after the department found that the foreign producers have been unfairly propped up by the Chinese government, according to a Friday notice in the Federal Register.

  • September 21, 2018

    ITC To Probe Steel Keg Imports From China, Germany, Mexico

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday agreed to probe a Pennsylvania-based beer keg producer's allegations that refillable stainless steel kegs imported from China, Germany and Mexico are being sold at unlawfully low prices in the U.S.

  • September 21, 2018

    CIT Agrees With Commerce On Turkish Rebar Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday sustained the U.S. Department of Commerce's determination not to set countervailing duty rates for several Turkish companies that were not asked to respond to a probe over whether Turkey subsidized the market for rebar.

  • September 21, 2018

    In 3 Years Since BEPS, Most IP Regimes In Compliance

    Three years after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development came out with its base erosion and profit shifting plan, most tax incentives regimes for intellectual property development are now compliant, signifying that, as one OECD official said, “everybody is moving in the right direction.”

  • September 21, 2018

    UK PM Warns Of Trade Impasse, Reviving 'Hard Brexit' Fears

    Prime Minister Theresa May indicated on Friday that Britain’s chance of leaving the European Union without a trade deal had escalated, leaving banks and insurers facing legal uncertainty and the possibility of a cliff-edge Brexit.

  • September 20, 2018

    Trump Administration Expands Sanctions On Russia

    The Trump administration on Thursday issued an executive order expanding on earlier sanctions on Russia, and also added 33 individuals and companies to a blacklist of those with ties to Moscow’s intelligence and defense sectors.

  • September 20, 2018

    Korean Wind Co. Can't Get Turbine Removal Order Overturned

    A Minnesota federal judge has refused a South Korean wind turbine manufacturer’s bid to alter arbitrators’ order requiring it to pay the cost of dismantling a community wind farm, saying it’s not up to the court to second-guess their decision to undo its contract with an American clean energy company.

  • September 20, 2018

    CIT Says Commerce Failed To Explain Russian Steel Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce must take a second look at a set of tariffs calculated, but never ordered, on certain steel imports from Russia, after the U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday found that the agency had not adequately explained or provided enough factual basis for its decisions.

  • September 20, 2018

    ITC Clears Vizio, Sigma In Broadcom Chip Patent Suit

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that Broadcom failed to show that TV maker Vizio and semiconductor maker Sigma Designs sold and imported products that infringed two patents on video coding and graphics technology, closing the book on a case that sought to bar imports of the companies’ products.

  • September 20, 2018

    China Tariffs Undercut 5G Rollout, FCC's Rosenworcel Says

    Newly announced tariffs on Chinese products will seriously undercut the rollout of cutting-edge 5G mobile services, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told a Washington, D.C., audience Thursday.

  • September 19, 2018

    ITC Greenlights Steep Duties On Indian Flange Imports

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that Indian imports of stainless steel pipe parts known as flanges are injuring the American flange industry, giving the U.S. government the green light to slap the Indian producers with a set of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

  • September 19, 2018

    Commerce Sets Up Final Duties On Imported Plastic Resin

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday found that imports of plastic resin from five countries have been sold at unfairly low prices, calling for tariffs ranging upward of 275 percent to offset the imports' advantage in the U.S. market.

Expert Analysis

  • An Update, Not A Transformation, Of CFIUS Review Process

    Scott Flicker

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, a reform of the review process overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, has just been signed into law. But to a great extent, it merely codifies CFIUS’ current practice of expansively interpreting its jurisdiction, stretching review timelines and taking a broad view of national security, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • What Cos. Must Know About The Return Of Iran Sanctions

    F. Amanda DeBusk

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6 formally re-imposing certain sanctions with respect to Iran. Given the administration’s rapidly shifting approach to international trade and national security issues, businesses should plan for the worst — while continuing to advocate for a more pragmatic approach, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.

  • How Taxpayers Are Taking To Tax Reform So Far

    Nickolas Gianou

    The effects of last year’s tax overhaul, the most significant since 1986, have not been as drastic as some expected. Still, taxpayers have begun to adjust and a number of significant trends are emerging, say Nickolas Gianou and Sally Thurston of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Blockchains: A Better Tool For Supply Chain Management

    James Ton-that

    Although commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology can also be implemented to modernize international supply chains, which currently suffer from voluminous documentary requirements, layers of middlemen and immense regulation, say James Ton-that and Ravi Soopramanien of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Global Magnitsky: The Swiss Army Knife Of Sanctions

    Hdeel Abdelhady

    The United States last week took the unprecedented step of sanctioning officials of a NATO member state — the justice and interior ministers of Turkey — pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016. The action demonstrates how Global Magnitsky sanctions can be readily employed without much advance legal groundwork, says Hdeel Abdelhady of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC.