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International Trade

  • November 23, 2009

    US Appeals Order On Canadian Wheat Duty Deposits

    The United States is appealing a judgment ordering it to return duty deposits it had collected from the Canadian Wheat Board on exports of hard red spring wheat in the wake of the revocation of the original anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders.

  • November 23, 2009

    US Blasts Ford Bid To Amend CIT Drawback Complaint

    The U.S. has lashed out at Ford Motor Co.'s second request to amend its complaint in the carmaker's U.S. Court of International Trade dispute over allegedly liquidated drawback claims, saying the proposed amendment to include more drawbacks would be futile.

  • November 20, 2009

    WTO Grants Brazil $295M In Sanctions On US Cotton

    The World Trade Organization has authorized Brazil to impose $294.7 million in trade sanctions on the U.S. for supporting cotton farmers with subsidies that the South American country says have harmed it.

  • November 20, 2009

    Saxon Meets Economic Requirement In ITC Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has preliminarily determined that a U.S. industry exists for the hand-held wireless technology at issue in Saxon Innovations LLC’s Section 337 complaint against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Palm Inc.

  • November 20, 2009

    Hynix Received Subsidies In DRAM Market: DOC

    The International Trade Administration has found that Hynix Semiconductor Inc. received countervailable subsidies in the dynamic random access memory semiconductor market in 2007.

  • November 20, 2009

    ITC Backs Deals In Machine Vision Software Spat

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has effectively signed off on settlements between Cognex Corp. and respondents Yxlon International Inc. and Multitest Electronic Systems Inc., paving the way for the companies to resolve their infringement dispute over patents for machine vision software.

  • November 20, 2009

    ITC Extends Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Investigation

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to extend its target date for completion of an investigation into whether variable-speed wind turbine parts imported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. infringe two General Electric Co. patents.

  • November 20, 2009

    ITC Votes To Uphold Duties On Solvent From China

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to preserve anti-dumping duties levied on Chinese imports of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, a widely used chemical solvent, for another five years.

  • November 19, 2009

    Senators Urge Tariffs Against China's Currency Policy

    Looking to correct the economic imbalance between the U.S. and China, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have urged the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate China’s currency manipulation and potentially impose hefty tariffs on U.S. imports from its soaring trading partner.

  • November 19, 2009

    Canada Gets WTO Panel Over US Meat-Labeling Rule

    The World Trade Organization has convened a dispute panel to hear Canada's challenge to U.S. regulations that require meat sold in large grocery stores to be labeled with its country of origin, the Canadian government announced Thursday.

  • November 19, 2009

    Ending Russia's Long Road To The WTO

    Russia's leaders have insisted that the country intends to join the World Trade Organization soon, drawing to a close an accession process that has dragged on for 16 years. Making that happen will mean ironing out some persistent issues between Russia and its trading partners, experts said, but should benefit both sides in the long run.

  • November 19, 2009

    Congress Must Curb China Trade Violations: Report

    Amid rising economic influence from China, the U.S. must more aggressively implement World Trade Organization remedies against the country's unfair or predatory trade activities, enact legislation to respond to currency manipulation, and closely monitor state-controlled investments in the U.S, according to a newly released report.

  • November 19, 2009

    Statoil Settles With US For $21M In Iran Bribery Case

    Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA has agreed to pay $21 million to the U.S. government to settle charges stemming from a 2002 contract with Horton Investments Ltd. that was allegedly a cover to send bribes to Iran.

  • November 19, 2009

    Ricoh Printer Patent Case Stayed Pending ITC Action

    A federal judge has put the brakes on Ricoh Co. Ltd.’s infringement suit against office supply maker Oki Data Corp. over multifunction printer patents to await the outcome of a parallel proceeding in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • November 19, 2009

    Ghana Vows To Cut Illegal Timber Exports To EU

    Ghana has reached an agreement with the European Union to make sure that the West African nation exports only legally harvested timber to Europe, as the EU continues to mull legislation aimed at cutting down on illegal timber imports.

  • November 18, 2009

    Dems Urge Obama To Abandon Doha Talks

    Four Democrats in Congress gathered Wednesday to urge the Obama administration to abandon the Doha Development Round of trade negotiations and instead put more emphasis on environmental protections and labor rights.

  • November 18, 2009

    Humanscale Pares Keyboard Patent Claims

    Humanscale Corp. has asked to withdraw two patent claims from its complaint accusing CompX International Inc. and subsidiary CompX Waterloo of importing and distributing keyboard support systems that infringe its patent.

  • November 18, 2009

    Man Cops To Bribing Panamanians Over Buoy Contracts

    A Virginia man has pled guilty to conspiring to bribe Panamanian government officials to secure a no-bid contract to maintain buoys and lighthouses along the Central American nation's waterways.

  • November 18, 2009

    German Co. Loses Thermal Paper Duties Spat In CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has issued an opinion disposing of a suit filed by Papierfabrik August Koehler AG over anti-dumping duties imposed on German thermal paper while rejecting its bid for judgment on the record of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • November 18, 2009

    ITC Clears Way For Duties On Indian Matchbooks

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that U.S. industry is harmed by imports of commodity matchbooks from India, clearing the way for countervailing and anti-dumping duties on the matchbooks.