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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.