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International Trade

  • October 16, 2009

    US Shrimpers Challenge Vietnam, Ecuador Duty Rates

    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.

  • October 16, 2009

    US, Australia Aim To Build On $55B Trade Pact

    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.

  • October 16, 2009

    DOC To Investigate Chinese, Indonesian Paper Imports

    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.

  • October 15, 2009

    CIT Deems Diamond Sawblades Suit Premature

    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.

  • October 15, 2009

    S. Korea, EU Pen Free-Trade Deal

    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.

  • October 15, 2009

    Catfish Farmers Ask Judge To Revisit Duties Decision

    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.

  • October 15, 2009

    DOC To Mull Duties On Chinese, Taiwanese Fasteners

    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.

  • October 15, 2009

    Q&A With Williams Mullen's Tom McVey

    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.

  • October 15, 2009

    Furniture Cos. Slam DOC Over Chinese Duties Review

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    FCPA Enforcement Spike Creates Work For Attorneys

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Corp. Counsel Split On Attorney-Client Privilege Waiver

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    American Signature Appeals Denial Of DOC Injunction

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Little Tikes Hits CBP With Toy Import Tariff Suit

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    DDTC Amends Export Agreement Filing Guidelines

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Moving Beyond Doha's Past Mistakes

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    DOC Sued Over 3rd Review Of Vietnam Shrimp Duties

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Feds Try To Quash Subpoena In Lumber Import Spat

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Philips Wins En Banc Review In CD Patent Case

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Semiconductor Cos. Fight IP Review In LSI 337 Case

    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.

  • October 14, 2009

    Q&A With Lovells' Brad Ockene

    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.