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International Trade

  • October 29, 2009

    Qimonda Asks ITC For Second Look At Patent Ruling

    Technology company Qimonda AG has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to review a determination issued earlier this month finding one Qimonda patent invalid, and ruling that Seagate Technology and LSI Corp. had not infringed three other Qimonda patents by importing semiconductor integrated circuit chips.

  • October 29, 2009

    Alcesia Loses Bid For ITC Review Of Cigarette Ban

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has refused to take a second look at a recent ruling that prohibits Alcesia SRL and 12 other importers from bringing unlicensed Philip Morris USA-brand cigarettes into the United States.

  • October 29, 2009

    Huffy Asks CIT To Put Brakes On Cycle Duties

    Huffy Corp. is challenging the classification of some of its children's pedal cycles and the duties being assigned to them by the U.S. government, saying officials made a simple mistake.

  • October 28, 2009

    Harsco Launches Joint Construction Venture In China

    Harsco Corp. agreed to a joint construction partnership Wednesday with Chinese company Zhejiang Construction Materials and Equipment Co., in an event that was presided over in Hangzhou, China, by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

  • October 28, 2009

    Walgreen's Tissue Subject To Dumping Duties: CIT

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has ruled that the tissue paper Walgreen Co. sells as part of its gift bag sets falls within the scope of an anti-dumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from China.

  • October 28, 2009

    Senate Bill Aims To Revive Super 301 Authority

    Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced a bill Wednesday that would reinstate Super 301 authority under the Trade Act of 1974, an attempt to reshuffle enforcement priorities and give trade officials new powers to combat violations of U.S. trade agreements.

  • October 28, 2009

    China To Weigh Duties On Big 3 Automakers' Imports

    China has reportedly notified the United States of a formal anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation that could result in new import duties on automobiles made by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.

  • October 28, 2009

    Global Trade May Have Hit Bottom In Mid-2009: WTO

    World trade took a beating in the depths of the recession, starting in late 2008, but may have bottomed out in the second quarter of 2009 and appears to be improving, according to the World Trade Organization's annual statistical report.

  • October 28, 2009

    DOC Finds China Subsidized Steel Grating Exports

    In an initial finding, the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that certain steel grating imported from China has been unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government.

  • October 28, 2009

    ITC To Review Dumping Order On Chinese Paint Brushes

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is asking domestic and foreign paint brush producers and importers to respond to questionnaires as part of a scheduled five-year review on anti-dumping duties imposed on paint brushes from China.

  • October 28, 2009

    ITA Hits Chinese Wire Strand Exporters Over Subsidies

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued its preliminary determination in its countervailing duty investigation on imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand from China, finding that the country's exporters have benefited from unfair Chinese government subsidies.

  • October 28, 2009

    CIT Affirms Commerce Decision On Ball Bearing Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected French ball bearing manufacturer SKF France SA's challenge to the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to use the production costs of an SKF supplier, rather than SKF's acquisition costs, to calculate anti-dumping duties on SKF's bearings.

  • October 28, 2009

    Q&A With Patton Boggs' Giovanna Cinelli

    Regardless of the recent announcements concerning a wholesale revamping of U.S. export laws, export restrictions have been in place since the Revolutionary War and are unlikely to fundamentally change, says Giovanna M. Cinelli, chair of the export control practice group at Patton Boggs LLP.

  • October 27, 2009

    Bill Offers Boost For Customs' Trade Mission: Attys

    A bill aimed at strengthening the trade enforcement efforts at U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been greeted with cautious optimism by trade lawyers, who say it has the potential to put a greater focus on trade at the agency, which now dedicates many of its resources to security issues.

  • October 27, 2009

    Steel Group Urges US To Step Up Pressure On China

    A lobbying group for the American steel industry has urged U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to take a hard line on unfair trade practices by China, including the alleged undervaluing of the yuan, during trade talks between the countries.

  • October 27, 2009

    Regulation Hinders Trans-Atlantic Trade: Ashton

    The European Commission's top trade official has called on leaders in the U.S. and Europe to break the regulatory glass ceiling inhibiting greater trans-Atlantic trade, saying tariffs are not the problem for European Union exporters.

  • October 27, 2009

    Blaming Chinese Tire Duties, GPX Files Ch. 11

    Contending that it was pushed into financial distress in part by onerous duties related to its manufacturing operations in China, heavy-duty tire producer GPX International Tire Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection with a plan to break apart and sell its business as three separate units.

  • October 27, 2009

    US, India Vow To Enhance Trade At Policy Forum

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has expressed a desire to make India one of the top 10 U.S. trading partners, saying that he expects to formalize a framework for trade and investment between the countries “in the very near future.”

  • October 27, 2009

    Indian Shrimpers Fight Injunction In Dumping Dispute

    Two Indian shrimp exporters have asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to lift an injunction preventing the U.S. government from implementing a decision retroactively lowering anti-dumping duties on Indian shrimp.

  • October 27, 2009

    Q&A With Mitchell Silberberg's Susan Ross

    The direction of the practice is toward regulations administered by agencies other than the traditional trade enforcement agencies; for example, food safety, product safety, intellectual property rights and climate change,says Susan Kohn Ross, international trade counsel for Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.