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International Trade

  • September 24, 2009

    ITC Issues Ban On Illegally Imported Cigarettes

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deny entry of illegally imported cigarettes that infringe Philip Morris USA's trademarks.

  • September 24, 2009

    Corruption, Red Tape Top Trade Challenges For India

    India has continued to attract interest from foreign investors despite the worldwide economic downturn, but although the country is moving forward with market-oriented economic reforms that began in the early 1990s, significant trade concerns can still pose barriers to U.S. companies, according to lawyers.

  • September 24, 2009

    ITA Says Korean Cos. Dumped Steel Plates In US

    The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary determination that three Korean manufacturers of cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate sold their products for less than normal value in the U.S. in 2008.

  • September 24, 2009

    Q&A With Holland & Hart's Trip Mackintosh

    Trade sanctions and white collar defense work is a great mixture of complex regulatory, national security, foreign policy and criminal law, says J. Triplett Mackintosh, chair of the export control/trade sanctions practice group at Holland & Hart LLP.

  • September 24, 2009

    US Fights Bid To Bar New Duties On Chinese Furniture

    The U.S. government has fired back over American Signature Inc.'s request for a preliminary injunction against reassessed anti-dumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture from China, arguing that it would amount to a “significant windfall” for the importer.

  • September 24, 2009

    Specter Urges ITC To Keep CTL Steel Plate Duties

    Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., has joined the push to maintain anti-dumping duties on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China, Russia and Ukraine, saying in a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission that any change to the order could be disastrous to Pennsylvania's steel industry.

  • September 23, 2009

    WTO Negotiating Chair Urges Lower Nontariff Barriers

    The chair of a World Trade Organization negotiating group on Wednesday encouraged member countries to intensify work on nontariff barriers to trade.

  • September 23, 2009

    ArcelorMittal Says Steel Tariffs Should Stay Down

    ArcelorMittal USA Inc. has asked a federal court to uphold a decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade in a duty dispute involving hot-rolled steel from its overseas subsidiaries, saying American producers won't be hurt if anti-dumping duties remain revoked.

  • September 23, 2009

    Proposed Bill Aims To Spice Things Up At CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade was created in 1980 with a specific mandate to hear cases involving trade and customs law, but some trade cases, such as export control violations, are always heard in federal district courts. That could change, however, if Congress takes on a bill designed to expand the CIT's jurisdiction.

  • September 23, 2009

    Obama Taps CropLife Exec For USTR Post

    President Barack Obama has plucked a vice president from CropLife America to serve as his nominee for chief agricultural negotiator, a prominent position within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

  • September 23, 2009

    Funai Fights US Bid To Toss Suit Over TV Imports

    Funai Electric Co. Ltd. has objected to the U.S. government’s effort to convince the U.S. Court of International Trade to toss a suit brought by the company challenging a U.S. Customs and Border Protection decision to allow imports of allegedly infringing digital televisions made by Vizio Inc.

  • September 23, 2009

    Nucor Seeks Duties On Chinese, Taiwanese Fasteners

    A division of steel producer Nucor Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to consider levying anti-dumping and countervailing duties on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan, saying such imports injure domestic producers.

  • September 23, 2009

    US Paper Industry Seeks New Duties On Imports

    Three U.S paper producers have joined forces with the United Steelworkers union to file anti-dumping and anti-subsidy petitions covering Chinese and Indonesian imports of certain types of coated paper, alleging that unfair trade practices have significantly harmed the domestic paper industry.

  • September 23, 2009

    Q&A With Fulbright & Jaworski's Scott Maberry

    It seems an oxymoron, but international trade is becoming more international, with strong trends toward more cross-jurisdictional business activities, more involvement with non-U.S. companies and more international enforcement agencies investigating those activities, says Scott Maberry, head of Fulbright & Jawaorski LLP's international trade practice.

  • September 22, 2009

    LSI Semiconductor Chip Patent Invalid: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial determination in LSI Corp. and Agere Systems' battle over their patent for a semiconductor chip, finding the patent invalid because of anticipation by IBM Corp.

  • September 22, 2009

    China Appeals WTO Copyright Import Ruling

    China has appealed last month's World Trade Organization ruling ordering the country to relax its import restrictions on films, books and other copyright-intensive media products coming from the U.S.

  • September 22, 2009

    Q&A With Mayer Brown's Duane Layton

    We're all wondering if there will be fewer WTO disputes and trade remedy proceedings such as anti-dumping over the next five years. Both areas have been down the past couple of years, says Duane Layton, head of Mayer Brown LLP's government and global trade group in Washington, Europe and Asia.

  • September 22, 2009

    Obama To Tap 'Border Czar' For Top Customs Post

    The White House has announced that it plans to nominate current U.S. “border czar” Alan Bersin to take over the top position at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • September 22, 2009

    Cap-And-Trade Sparks Cross-Border Conundrum

    As the U.S. Senate begins work on landmark climate change legislation, lawmakers walk a thin line between protecting energy-intensive, trade-exposed U.S. industries' global competitiveness and sending out protectionist signals that could incite a green trade war, according to experts.

  • September 22, 2009

    ITC Says Sinochem Didn't Violate Coolant Order

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd. did not violate a consent order it agreed to with Ineos Fluor Holdings Ltd., which had accused Sinochem of infringing a patent related to coolants.