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International Trade

  • February 12, 2010

    Senate Confirms Key International Trade Positions

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Bryan Cave LLP partner Kevin Wolf as the assistant secretary of commerce for export administration and former DLA Piper partner David Mills as assistant secretary of commerce for export enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce, among other nominees for federal international trade-related positions.

  • February 12, 2010

    CIT Sides With Commerce In Furniture Liquidation Fight

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has dismissed a lawsuit by domestic furniture manufacturers bent on preventing the liquidation of imported merchandise from China before anti-dumping duties associated with the entries are fully collected.

  • February 11, 2010

    Atlantech Appeals Nixing Of Contract Damages Claims

    Aircraft display panel exporter Atlantech Inc. has lodged a challenge to a March 2008 decision awarding it injunctive relief but no damages in its $23.5 million contract and negligence lawsuit against American Panel Corp.

  • February 11, 2010

    GE Fires New Salvo In Turbine IP War With Mitsubishi

    General Electric Co. has accused Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. of infringing two more of its patents for wind turbine technology, just over a month after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that the Tokyo-based manufacturer had not infringed three related GE patents.

  • February 11, 2010

    Chinese Chicken Tariffs Draw Ire Of US Poultry Cos.

    China's recent imposition of steep anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken products could shut out virtually all U.S. chicken exports to China in the foreseeable future, according to the head of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Export Council, who has urged Chinese officials to reconsider their “baseless” ruling.

  • February 11, 2010

    China Inks Free Trade Deal With Costa Rica

    China and Costa Rica have reportedly reached a free trade agreement that will eliminate duties on 99 percent of Costa Rican exports to China.

  • February 11, 2010

    2nd Guilty Plea Entered In Panama Bribery Case

    A second Virginia man has pled guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to former Panamanian officials in exchange for a contract to maintain lighthouses and buoys along Panama's waterway, just months after his co-conspirator pled guilty to the same crime.

  • February 10, 2010

    Hartford Challenges Surety Bonds On Garlic Imports

    Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has initiated the latest in a string of court actions claiming it owes no money under surety bond obligations to the U.S. government for the period when anti-dumping duty proceeds stopped being treated as U.S. revenue.

  • February 10, 2010

    Toyota Recall Won’t Hurt Ties With US: Japan Official

    In the wake of Toyota Motor Corp.’s international recall of hybrid vehicles, Japan’s transport minister reportedly said Wednesday the automaker’s car troubles would not throw a wrench in relations between Japan and the U.S.

  • February 10, 2010

    Taiwan Allows LCD Makers To Invest More In China

    The government of Taiwan has reportedly agreed to allow its liquid crystal display industry to invest more in mainland China, in order to help Taiwanese LCD producers keep up with rivals in South Korea that have recently been allowed to boost their Chinese investment.

  • February 10, 2010

    Chinese Cos. Challenge Silicon Metal Duties

    Three Chinese companies have sued the U.S. government in an effort to overturn anti-dumping duties imposed on silicon metal manufacturers by the Department of Commerce following an administrative review for the period from June 1, 2007, to May 31, 2008.

  • February 9, 2010

    Judge Upholds DOC's Duties On Chinese Crawfish

    A federal judge has affirmed a U.S. Department of Commerce decision to impose strict anti-dumping duties on a company that imports freshwater crawfish tail meat from China.

  • February 9, 2010

    US Appeals CIT Ruling On Radio Generator Duties

    The U.S. government is appealing an international trade court ruling that would require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to refund duties levied on MKS Instruments Inc.'s imports of radio frequency generators used in semiconductor manufacturing.

  • February 9, 2010

    HP, Comptree Settle Ink-Jet Patent Disputes

    Printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. has settled patent infringement claims brought against ink cartridge resaler Comptree Inc., putting an end to disputes between the companies in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • February 9, 2010

    Taiwan Says China Pact Luring Foreign Investors

    The president of Taiwan reportedly said Tuesday that the country's Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China — which will eliminate tariffs on goods shipped from Taiwan to China — has already generated interest from foreign companies in investing in the island.

  • February 9, 2010

    WTO Head Holds Out Hope For Flagging Doha Round

    The head of the World Trade Organization on Tuesday held out hope for a successful finish to the flagging Doha Round of global trade talks, saying the nuts and bolts of the negotiations are "doable" and that political will is the key missing ingredient.

  • February 9, 2010

    DOC Chemical Duty Review Leads To Remand

    A federal judge sent a dispute over anti-dumping duties on a water treatment chemical back to the U.S. Department of Commerce after two Chinese exporters said the agency’s recent decision to review its calculations was tantamount to a voluntary remand.

  • February 9, 2010

    US Sets Final Dumping Margins On Italian Pasta

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has set final weighted-average dumping margins for two major Italian pasta exporters that were found to be selling their products at less than normal value in the U.S.

  • February 9, 2010

    CIT Affirms Duties On Steel Pipe Fittings From Taiwan

    Ending a drawn-out dispute over dumping rates on steel pipe products from Taiwan, a federal judge has affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s calculations, finding that the agency properly accounted for the exporter's imputed costs.

  • February 8, 2010

    Newport Sues US Over EU Beef Duty Collection

    Newport Specialty Foods Inc. has lodged a complaint against the government in the U.S. Court of International Trade to recover duties imposed on imports of food from the European Union as part of the U.S. response to the EU's duties against U.S. beef.