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International Trade

  • April 9, 2010

    Rubbermaid Fights Duties On Restroom Fresheners

    Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC has sued the U.S. government to get duties lifted on imports of liquid dispensers used to clean restrooms and control odors.

  • April 9, 2010

    US Opts Out Of WTO Vote On $3.8B S. Africa Loan

    The U.S. has abstained from voting on the World Bank's decision to loan South Africa $3.75 billion to help build a coal-fired power plant out of concerns that the facility's greenhouse gas emissions would be too high.

  • April 8, 2010

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Timothy Keeler

    When oil and gas survey technology firm Ion Geophysical Corp. sought to clear the regulatory hurdles standing in the way of its joint venture with a major seismic contractor in China, it turned to recently minted Mayer Brown LLP counsel Timothy J. Keeler's team. Such recent successes, and a track record of policy work in the administration of former President George W. Bush, have earned Keeler a spot on Law360's list of 10 international trade lawyers under 40 to watch.

  • April 8, 2010

    US Steel Fails To Nix Korean-Steel Dumping Margin

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has upheld the Department of Commerce's methodology for calculating a 0.35 percent dumping margin on steel products from Korea, denying a challenge from U.S. Steel Corp. calling for a broader analysis that would have yielded a higher margin.

  • April 8, 2010

    Spansion Again Pares Down ITC Flash Memory Case

    A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has given Spansion Inc. the green light to drop another of its asserted patents in a legal battle against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and others over flash memory chips, leaving two patents remaining in the investigation.

  • April 8, 2010

    US, Japan To Resume Talks On Beef Import Ban

    Washington will resume talks with Japan in an effort to ease a partial ban on imports of American beef, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Thursday.

  • April 8, 2010

    CIT Orders US To Fix Brazilian Juice Margin

    A federal judge has found that the U.S. Department of Commerce erred in refusing to correct inaccuracies in its review of anti-dumping duties on a Brazilian orange juice exporter and ordered the agency to recalculate the dumping margin.

  • April 8, 2010

    Chinese Exporters Dealt New Blow In Fresh Garlic Spat

    Three exporters of fresh Chinese garlic have seen their challenge to anti-dumping duty margins set by the U.S. Department of Commerce in an administrative review backfire, with Commerce issuing a redetermination on remand that significantly raised, rather than lowered, the duty margins at issue.

  • April 7, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Upholds Corrosion-Resistant Steel Duties

    In a blow to U.S. steelmakers that had petitioned to overturn a U.S. International Trade Commission dumping duty calculation, a federal appeals court has ruled that the ITC can choose not to cumulate in certain cases, even when it is statutorily permitted.

  • April 7, 2010

    Apple Fights Nokia Sanctions Bid In Cell Phone IP Feud

    Apple Inc. has urged a judge to reject Nokia Corp.'s attempt to pare down the iPod maker's patent infringement suit, describing Nokia's request for sanctions as a desperate move not permitted under the U.S. International Trade Commission's rules.

  • April 7, 2010

    ITC OKs ENI-Cargill Glucosamine IP Deal In 337 Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has given its approval to a settlement between Cargill Inc. and Ethical Naturals Inc. that ends an investigation over a patent covering the dietary supplement glucosamine, eight months after the commission halted the deal to give it another look.

  • April 7, 2010

    Chinese Paint Brush Duties To Get Full ITC Review

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced it will conduct a full review of anti-dumping duties on imported natural bristle paint brushes from China in order to analyze the potential impact of changes in market conditions.

  • April 7, 2010

    ITC Votes To Keep Duties On Chinese Chloropicrin

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to maintain anti-dumping duties on shipments of the pesticide chloropicrin imported from China, determining during a sunset review that revoking the duties would likely injure the domestic industry.

  • April 6, 2010

    Patent Invalidity Ruling Sticks In Whirlpool-LG ITC Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has declined to reconsider its finding of partial invalidity in appliance maker Whirlpool Corp.'s infringement suit against rival LG Electronics USA Inc., upholding a victory for LG in a long-running Section 337 case over ice-storage and refrigerator patents.

  • April 6, 2010

    Rising Star: Covington & Burling's David Fagan

    Covington & Burling LLP partner David N. Fagan's talent for helping clients secure regulatory approval for foreign investments in U.S. companies, including working with IBM Corp. on the sale of its PC division to China's Lenovo Group Ltd., has garnered him a spot on Law 360's list of 10 international trade attorneys under 40 to watch.

  • April 6, 2010

    ArcelorMittal Duty Determinations Go Back To DOC

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has remanded to the Department of Commerce the question of how to apply anti-dumping duties assessed to certain steel plates manufactured by an ArcelorMittal Group subsidiary, despite urging from the steel giant to decide the issue itself as a matter of law.

  • April 6, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Upholds Duties On Chinese Candle Imports

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a decision upholding an anti-dumping duty order the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed on petroleum wax candles from China, though a parallel appeal in a related matter is still pending.

  • April 6, 2010

    216% Duty Upheld In Chinese Furniture Dumping Case

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has confirmed a 216 percent anti-dumping duty rate against Chinese furniture exporter Starcorp Furniture Co. Ltd., a victory for U.S. furniture producers that had pushed the court to impose the trade sanctions.

  • April 6, 2010

    Brazil Delays Retaliation Tariffs In US Cotton Dispute

    Brazil and the U.S. have reached an agreement that will postpone tariffs the South American nation plans to impose on scores of American products as the two countries move toward resolving their trade dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies, officials said Tuesday.

  • April 6, 2010

    Vizio Loses Bid For LG Display Docs In ITC Patent Row

    An administrative law judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has denied respondent Vizio Inc.’s bid to compel information from LG Electronics Co. in a patent feud over digital displays, finding that Vizio could not establish that LG had enough control over subsidiary LG Display Co. to collect documents from it.