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International Trade

  • January 6, 2010

    Chinese Exporters Dumped Wire Decking: DOC

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that Chinese exporters and producers have dumped wire decking in domestic markets, a finding that comes two months after Commerce concluded that China unfairly subsidized its wire decking industry.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC To Begin 337 Probe Of Knowles Micromachines

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to initiate an investigation into Analog Devices Inc.'s claims that Knowles Electronics LLC imported surface-mount micromachine devices that infringe two Analog patents, having already granted Knowles' request to institute a similar probe into Analog silicon microphone imports.

  • January 5, 2010

    Taiwanese Parliament Reinstates US Beef Ban

    Taiwan's parliament on Tuesday reportedly banned the importation of some U.S. beef and offal products over continuing concerns about mad cow disease, reversing a trade deal the two countries reached in October.

  • January 5, 2010

    Sheppard Mullin Lures Trade Guru From Bryan Cave

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has snagged veteran international trade specialist Curtis Dombek from Bryan Cave LLP for its Los Angeles office.

  • January 5, 2010

    NAFTA Changes May Hurt US Yarn Producers: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that proposed changes to the rules of origin for certain textiles and apparel under the North American Free Trade Agreement could harm U.S. yarn producers.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC Expedites Review Of Preserved Mushroom Duties

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to speed up a review to determine whether anti-dumping duties on preserved mushrooms from Chile, China, India and Indonesia should be extended.

  • January 5, 2010

    Cozen O'Connor Nabs Baker & Hostetler Trio For DC

    The lateral hiring continues at Cozen O'Connor, with the firm nabbing a trio of high-profile attorneys from Baker & Hostetler LLP, including the leader of Cozen's antitrust and trade regulation practice group and an international trade lawyer at the firm.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC Takes On Complaint Over BlackBerry Data System

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to take up a complaint accusing Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry of incorporating an authentication system that infringes a patent owned by Prism Technologies LLC.

  • January 5, 2010

    ITC Staff Backs Deal To Trim Voltage Patent Fight

    An investigative team from the U.S. International Trade Commission has recommended accepting a consent order between Linear Technology Corp. and Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. to streamline Linear's claims against AATI for alleged infringement of a patent for voltage regulators.

  • January 4, 2010

    Spectranetics To Pay $5M Over Unapproved Lasers

    Medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. has agreed to pay $5 million in fines and penalties in a settlement with U.S. authorities over claims that the company illegally imported and sold unapproved devices for use in patients.

  • January 4, 2010

    Chinese Pipe Duty Decision Adds To Trade Tensions

    The U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to impose countervailing duties on steel pipe from China, one of the largest U.S. trade cases in history affecting $2.8 billion in imports, has added to U.S.-China trade tensions that have been simmering in the wake of several other trade actions in recent months.

  • January 4, 2010

    US Agencies Bash Taiwanese Bid To Retain Beef Ban

    If passed, a potential amendment to Taiwan's Food Sanitation Act barring the importation of U.S. beef would constitute a unilateral abrogation of a bilateral agreement the two countries reached in October 2009, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • January 4, 2010

    ITC Takes On Samsung's LCD Patent Case Against Sharp

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Sharp Corp. has infringed three patents covering liquid crystal display technology, following a complaint filed by rival electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

  • January 4, 2010

    ITC Examines Richtek Circuit Patent Claims V. UPI

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether uPI Semiconductor Corp. stole trade secrets from Taiwan-based Richtek Technology Corp. and used them to make electrical circuit components that infringe three patents.

  • January 1, 2010

    International Trade Regulations To Watch In 2010

    The past year was a slow one from an international trade perspective, as other issues took precedence and the Obama administration hedged on setting a clear trade agenda. But international trade attorneys expect progress in 2010, especially in the areas of export control reform, sanctions and climate change.

  • January 1, 2010

    International Trade Cases To Watch In 2010

    After a slow year, most international trade attorneys expect things to pick up in 2010, as the World Trade Organization and U.S. Department of Commerce gear up to issue major decisions and complaints continue to pour in to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • January 1, 2010

    International Trade Lawyers' Wish List For 2010

    The first year of President Barack Obama's tenure saw little progress on trade policy, but lawyers are hoping that 2010 will be the year the administration finally establishes a clear trade agenda and Congress approves long-stalled free trade agreements and passes needed legislation.

  • December 23, 2009

    US Resistance Killed Chinese Mine Deal: Firstgold

    Firstgold Corp. has announced that a Chinese firm has given up plans to buy a majority stake in the Nevada mining company for $26.5 million because the U.S. Treasury's Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. opposed the deal for national security reasons.

  • December 23, 2009

    Finance Committee Favorably Reports 9 Nominees

    In the midst of the health care debate, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance paused on Wednesday to favorably report nominations for several vacant positions in three executive departments in the federal government, including two spots in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

  • December 23, 2009

    US Takes Hard Line On Honey From China

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday issued preliminary results of an administrative review of anti-dumping duties on honey from China, taking a harder stance on a handful of companies.