Having already sued the U.S. Department of Commerce over lowered anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from China and India, a group of U.S. producers has launched two suits disputing the calculation of duties on shrimp from Vietnam and Ecuador.
In their first set of trade talks since President Barack Obama took office, U.S. and Australian trade officials say they hope to build on a trade agreement that generated $55 billion in two-way trade in goods and services in 2008.
The U.S. Department of Commerce will initiate anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations on Chinese and Indonesian coated paper imports in response to petitions from several companies and unions, the International Trade Administration has announced.
The U.S. Court of International Trade has dismissed as premature a suit by foreign manufacturers of diamond sawblades challenging an anti-dumping duty determination that has yet to be published.
Negotiations for a free-trade agreement between members of the European Union and South Korea have ended on a positive note, with officials on both sides of the bargaining table agreeing to remove virtually all tariffs and many nontariff barriers between the two economies.
U.S. catfish farmers have asked a judge to reconsider an order affirming the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision not to charge two Vietnamese fish exporters anti-dumping duties, claiming the judge failed to consider a later determination the department made in the same matter.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to investigate possible trade remedies on standard steel fasteners from China and Taiwan in response to a request from a division of domestic steel producer Nucor Corp.
International trade law is evolving in that, rather than international business being a narrow technical area of law, international issues will become the core issues in most major business transactions and legal disputes, says Thomas B. McVey, chair of Williams Mullen's international section.
A trade group representing U.S. furniture manufacturers has launched a suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce, claiming the agency's third review of anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports of wooden bedroom furniture is rife with errors.
The recent spike in government enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has prompted companies to increase their use of outside counsel to investigate such matters, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.
Corporate counsel are split on whether they support a prohibition that prevents government prosecutors from asking corporations to waive their attorney-client privilege, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.
American Signature Inc. is appealing the denial of its bid for a temporary injunction that would block the U.S. Department of Commerce from reassessing duties against it associated with the import of wooden bedroom furniture from China.
The Little Tikes Co. has launched a suit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection claiming the agency improperly classified imports of its Jump N' Slide inflatable children's toys, resulting in higher tariff rates for the toy manufacturer.
The U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has updated the process for submitting agreements pertaining to export relations by issuing new guidelines for preparing these documents for the agency's new electronic filing system and for paper filing.
Negotiators from key trading nations have agreed on a new plan for concluding the long-stalled Doha Development talks, with the first session to take place later this month. Experts say taking account of past mistakes is crucial to bridging the gaps between developing and advanced countries — but they remain skeptical that compromise will be obtained anytime soon.
After receiving a favorable ruling in a suit over an earlier review, 20 Vietnamese shrimp producers have sued the U.S. Department of Commerce over anti-dumping duties the agency levied on the companies in its third review of frozen warmwater shrimp imports.
The U.S. has asked an international trade judge to quash a subpoena that an American softwood lumber company tried to serve to the person most knowledgeable about the Softwood Lumber Agreement of 2006 between the U.S. and Canada, in an ongoing dispute between lumber companies and the U.S. over the distribution of a lumber duties settlement.
U.S. Philips Corp. and the U.S. International Trade Commission have won their bid for a rehearing by the full Federal Circuit in Philips' dispute with Princo Corp. over whether it entered into an illegal agreement with Sony Corp. to limit the development of alternative technology for making recordable compact discs.
Respondents in a trade dispute brought by LSI Corp. and Agere Systems Inc. over a patent related to semiconductor chips have asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to deny the complainants' request to reconsider a recent finding that the patent is invalid.
The most challenging legal problems in international trade are the explosion of national and regional regulations being applied extraterritorially, combined with cross-cultural suspicion and political rivalry, all of which make international business a complex and risky endeavor, says Brad Ockene, a partner in Lovells LLP's international trade law practice group.