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International Trade

  • March 12, 2010

    Chinese Phosphate Salts Dumped In US: Commerce

    A week after finding that Chinese potassium phosphate salts are being subsidized at a rate greater than 100 percent, the U.S. Department of Commerce had handed down a preliminary determination that Chinese producers are also dumping those salts into the U.S. market.

  • March 12, 2010

    Conference Committee Picked For Iran Sanctions Bill

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has named seven senators to the conference committee that will work to combine the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate versions of legislation to toughen trade sanctions against Iran, particularly in the petroleum industry.

  • March 12, 2010

    Avid Unit Claims Digital Mixers Should Be Duty-Free

    Avid Technology Inc.'s Digidesign Inc. unit has filed a complaint claiming U.S. Customs and Border Protection assessed a 2.6 percent duty on imported devices used to digitally edit music, when those items should have been duty-free.

  • March 12, 2010

    Duty Rate On Chinese Bedroom Furniture Is Correct: US

    The U.S. government is defending its decision to impose a 216 percent anti-dumping duty on certain wooden bedroom furniture from China, arguing the results are correct and should be maintained despite new data introduced on remand.

  • March 12, 2010

    Thompson Coburn Picks Up Customs Attorney

    Thompson Coburn LLP has expanded its transportation and international commerce practice group with the addition of import guru Teresa Polino, formerly of Hogan & Hartson LLP.

  • March 11, 2010

    Obama Taps Boeing, Xerox CEOs For Export Council

    President Barack Obama on Thursday tapped W. James McNerney Jr. and Ursula M. Burns — the chief executive officers of The Boeing Co. and Xerox Corp., respectively — to head the President's Export Council.

  • March 11, 2010

    American Signature Granted Injunction In Duties Spat

    A federal appeals court has reversed the U.S. Court of International Trade's denial of a temporary injunction barring the government from reassessing duties against American Signature Inc. for wooden bedroom furniture from China.

  • March 11, 2010

    Iran's Mahan Airways Again Denied Export Rights

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has once again extended an order denying export privileges to Mahan Airways because the Iranian airline exported American-made planes without government authorization and has continued to fly them to and from Tehran.

  • March 11, 2010

    Ball Bearing Co.'s Claims Fall Outside CIT Scope: US

    The U.S. government has moved to dismiss allegations made by a Japanese ball bearings importer that liquidation instructions issued to U.S. Customs and Border Protection fell outside of the agency's authority.

  • March 11, 2010

    US Saw Blade Makers Move To Litigate Duties

    A group of domestic saw-blade manufacturers that wants more stringent trade penalties against Chinese producers and exporters has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to lift a stay of its appeal of the current dumping duty rates so it can argue that those rates should be much higher.

  • March 10, 2010

    WTO Says Trade Restrictions On Decline Among G-20

    The G-20's use of restrictive trade practices across the globe is waning, according to a new World Trade Organization report on the nations' response to the global economic downturn.

  • March 10, 2010

    CIT Stays Koyo Byrd Amendment Suit For Test Case

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has granted a domestic bearing manufacturer's request to stay its suit accusing the government of violating the First Amendment by disbursing anti-dumping proceeds based on speech, anticipating a ruling in a high-profile test case on the constitutionality of the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000.

  • March 10, 2010

    Chinese Co. Rebuts Rationale For Ironing Board Duty

    A China-wide anti-dumping duty on metal-top ironing table exports was improperly applied to Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. because the company operated free from government control, the company has told a judge in its bid to escape a hefty 157.86 percent rate.

  • March 10, 2010

    Google Books Deal Violates NAFTA: Canadian Authors

    Hundreds of Canadian authors have objected to a proposed settlement that would allow Google Inc. to create a massive digital library, saying that it would trample their rights under the North American Free Trade Agreement and that it didn't respect Canadian copyright law.

  • March 10, 2010

    Generant Settles With US Over Nuts And Bolts Duties

    Valve and fitting importer Generant Co. Inc. has settled disputes with the U.S. government in a pair of duty rate suits over imported nuts and bolts, abandoning claims on certain models in exchange for refunds on others.

  • March 9, 2010

    Howrey Int'l Dispute Team Jumps To Chadbourne

    Chadbourne & Parke LLP has expanded its international dispute resolution practice to its London office with the addition of a team from Howrey LLP led by partner Melanie Willems, who has experience in the technology and energy sectors, among others.

  • March 9, 2010

    USTR Mulls Action Over China's Internet Policies

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is reportedly considering filing an appeal of China's Internet censorship policies with the World Trade Organization.

  • March 9, 2010

    Brazil Must Take Lead In Cotton Dispute: Sens.

    Two members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have said that the onus is on Brazil to resolve a trade dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies that led the South American nation to impose tariffs on 102 U.S. products in retaliation.

  • March 9, 2010

    US OKs Iran, Cuba, Sudan Exports To Boost Web Use

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has approved the export of Web-based services such as e-mail to Sudan, Iran and Cuba in response to concerns that trade sanctions have stifled the flow of information in Iran.

  • March 9, 2010

    Chinese Magnesium Importer Objects To Duty Order

    A Chinese magnesium exporter has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to order a recalculation of its dumping margin and declare that the U.S. Department of Commerce's rescission of a review of the anti-dumping duty order was improper.