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International Trade

  • September 11, 2009

    World Leaders To Tackle Protectionism At G-20

    When world leaders sit down together later in September at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, reducing trade protectionism and keeping the U.S. dollar strong — along with climate change — will likely be among the main topics discussed as part of an economic recovery push, according to experts.

  • September 11, 2009

    US Fights To Quash Broker's Suit Over Bag Duties

    The U.S. government has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to dismiss a Puerto Rican customs broker's suit over anti-dumping duties imposed on plastic shopping bags imported from Thailand, contending the court lacks jurisdiction.

  • September 11, 2009

    Magnesia Carbon Brick Imports May Hurt US: ITC

    Anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes aimed at magnesia carbon bricks brought into the U.S. from Mexico and China will continue to move forward, after the U.S. International Trade Commission found Friday that there was an indication the imports were hurting or threatening the refractories industry in the United States.

  • September 11, 2009

    ITC Launches Probe Of Funai, Vizio Displays

    The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Friday that it had voted to investigate whether Funai Electric Co. Ltd. and Vizio Inc. infringe three LG Electronics Inc. patents related to digital displays.

  • September 11, 2009

    Former White House Counsel Lands At Jenner & Block

    Kenneth Lee, former associate counsel to President George W. Bush, has left Washington for Los Angeles to join Jenner & Block LLP as a partner.

  • September 11, 2009

    GE Wind Sues Customs Over Turbine Rotor Duties

    General Electric Wind Energy LLC has sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection, accusing the agency of levying an improperly high tariff on its 77-meter wind turbine blades because of a misclassification of the product in the tariff schedule.

  • September 11, 2009

    Linear, AnalogicTech Strike Deal In ITC Patent Spat

    Linear Technology Corp. and Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. have reached an agreement to partially terminate an enforcement proceeding by the U.S. International Trade Commission into Linear's claims that more than 100 AnalogicTech products infringe a patent for electronic voltage regulators.

  • September 11, 2009

    Brazil Wants WTO Panel In OJ Dumping Case

    Brazil has requested a dispute settlement panel from the World Trade Organization to examine a determination by the United States to impose anti-dumping duties on orange juice imports.

  • September 11, 2009

    VW To Get Customs Refund For Post-Entry Duties

    Volkswagen of America Inc. stands to receive a refund from U.S. Customs and Border Protection now that the agency has agreed to re-examine the value of dozens of the automaker's imports from 2003.

  • September 11, 2009

    Lutron, Neptun Settle ITC Dimmer Switch Patent Spat

    A judge in the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to end a patent infringement case over dimmer switches brought by light switch maker Lutron Electronic Co. against energy efficient-lighting company Neptun Light Inc., following a settlement reached by the parties.

  • September 11, 2009

    WTO Airbus Decision May Spark EU Talks With US

    A simmering feud between the United States and the European Union over subsidies to civilian aircraft manufacturers took a significant turn recently when a World Trade Organization panel reportedly found subsidies the EU provided to Airbus SAS violated the international trade body's laws.

  • September 11, 2009

    US Wants CIT To Throw Out Funai Digital TV Suit

    The U.S. government has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to throw out a suit by Funai Electric Co. Ltd. challenging a ruling by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow digital televisions made by Vizio Inc. and others into the country, allegedly in violation of an exclusion order.

  • September 11, 2009

    DOC To Revisit Ruling On Chinese Pipe Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has been asked to reconsider a ruling regarding the Chinese government's involvement with a company that supplies hot-rolled steel to Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd., a Chinese welded pipe exporter facing countervailing duties, and several of its affiliates.

  • September 11, 2009

    Q&A With Kirkland & Ellis' Laura Fraedrich

    One of the most challenging aspects of global trade right now is the relatively recent emphasis on security of trade rather than trade facilitation, which has been especially burdensome for clients during the recession, says Laura Fraedrich, head of Kirkland & Ellis LLP's international trade practice group.

  • September 10, 2009

    Chinese Tire Case Presents Tough Choice For Obama

    The direction of trade policy under President Barack Obama has been difficult to gauge thus far in his administration, but attorneys say it should snap into much clearer focus soon, when the president decides whether to impose tariffs on imported tires from China in a tense and politically precarious case.

  • September 10, 2009

    CIT Judge Backs Importer In Hand Truck Duty Feud

    A federal judge has moved Bond Street Ltd., an importer of business and travel products, a step closer to overturning an anti-dumping duty imposed on its luggage carts, ordering the U.S. Department of Commerce to revisit the scope of the duty covering imports of Chinese hand trucks.

  • September 10, 2009

    Samsung LCD Televisions Infringe Sharp Patents: ITC

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. may face a ban on U.S. imports of its liquid crystal display televisions, with the U.S. International Trade Commission upholding a judge's finding that the electronics manufacturer has infringed valid patents held by rival Sharp Corp.

  • September 10, 2009

    P&G's Citric Acid Duties Suit Must Be Tossed: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to throw out a suit by Procter & Gamble Co. challenging anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of citric acid and citrate salts from Canada and China.

  • September 10, 2009

    Fasken Martineau Lands 6 Energy Experts In London

    Canada-based international law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has added six senior lawyers from London-based Howard Kennedy with global expertise in energy and mining projects — as well as aviation, insurance, international trade and arbitration — to its London offices.

  • September 10, 2009

    O2 Settles ITC Patent Claims Against LG Units

    O2 Micro International Ltd. has reached an agreement with LG Electronics Inc.’s units that resolves O2’s claims before the U.S. International Trade Commission that the units imported products that infringed one of its patents covering backlighting technology for liquid crystal displays.