The World Trade Organization has acceded to requests from the U.S., the European Union and Mexico to form a dispute settlement panel to examine complaints that China is restricting exports of raw materials, such as zinc and silicon metal, through various trade measures.
European Union member states gave the go-ahead Tuesday for bilateral trade negotiations with individual member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, beginning with Singapore, just months after the two regional groupings put negotiations for an overall free trade agreement on hold.
Chinese paper maker the Watanabe Group has secured a preliminary injunction barring the U.S. Department of Commerce from liquidating duties on imports of lined paper products, in a suit over anti-dumping duties of more than 250 percent.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination that certain pencils from China are being dumped in the U.S. at less than fair value, but has set lower dumping margins for several companies that showed they were not under government control.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary finding that Chinese producers and exporters of prestressed concrete steel wire strand have been dumping the product in the U.S. at significantly less than normal value.
U.S. companies Keithley Instruments International Corp. and Tara Technologies Corp. have agreed to pay penalties for exporting controlled items to India and China, respectively, without the proper authorization.
Lincoln Electric Co. Inc. and sister company Lincoln Global Inc. have asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to terminate its investigation of Kiswel Ltd. after the two sides reached a settlement agreement in the dispute over allegedly infringing bulk wire containers.
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body has affirmed a WTO dispute resolution panel's ruling ordering China to relax its import restrictions on films, books and other copyright-intensive media products coming from the U.S.
The United States and China have reached an agreement to resolve a trade dispute involving the subsidized export of “famous brands” merchandise from China.
Fuji America Corp. has agreed to accept a refund from the U.S. government to settle 21 lawsuits that alleged the company was overcharged duties on semiconductor products in 2001 and 2002.
Bryan Cave LLP partner Kevin Wolf has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he will oversee controls on the export of dual-use items.
The U.S. Department of State has recommended that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issue a general license that would authorize downloads of free communications software in Iran, saying current sanctions are having an “unintended chilling effect” on the flow of information among Iranian citizens.
An accomplice of Amir Hossein Ardebili, the Iranian arms trafficker who last week was sentenced to five years in prison for illegally purchasing and exporting dual-use military items to Iran, has pled guilty to violating federal law by attempting to export two pieces of controlled camera equipment to that country.
Eastman Kodak Co. has won out over Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in a suit before the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block imports of products that allegedly infringe its digital camera technology.
Blackboard Inc. and Canadian educational software rival Desire2Learn Inc. have resolved their qualms, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to end its Section 337 investigation of Desire2Learn’s online course management system and agreeing to settle several pending lawsuits.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has elected to initiate an investigation into acoustic component maker Knowles Electronics LLC's accusations that semiconductor company Analog Devices Inc. has imported silicon microphone packages that infringe two patents.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has seen fit to keep in place anti-dumping duties on preserved mushrooms from Chile, India, Indonesia and China, deeming a continuation of the decade-old sanctions necessary to protect American producers.
The International Trade Administration has decided not to impose countervailing duties on magnesia carbon bricks from China, though the U.S. government could still impose anti-dumping duties on the imports.
The European Commission has sent preliminary objections to a number of banana importers and sellers accused of participating in a cartel in southern Europe, including Chiquita Brands International Inc.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has sent forward two bills designed to bolster small businesses by increasing their access to capital and offering new resources and tools to help them find new export opportunities in emerging international markets.