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International Trade

  • October 21, 2009

    US Shrimpers Win Bid To Halt Thai Duty Collection

    A group of U.S. shrimp producers has won court approval to postpone the collection of lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Thailand until litigation protesting the duties is resolved.

  • October 21, 2009

    ITC Seeks Input On Generalized System Of Preferences

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for an investigation concerning possible modifications to the Generalized System of Preferences, it has announced.

  • October 21, 2009

    USPTO Taps Duke Patent Professor For Adviser Role

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed Arti K. Rai, a patent professor at Duke University School of Law and former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, to serve as a key policy adviser to agency director David Kappos and provide guidance on intellectual property issues for trade agreements.

  • October 21, 2009

    ITC Launches Printer Probe In Ricoh, Oki Patent Spat

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to open an investigation into whether two Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. units have infringed Japan-based Ricoh Co. Ltd.’s patents covering multifunction printers and components.

  • October 21, 2009

    Judge Bars 1st Sale Defense In Textbook Import Suit

    A federal judge has barred certain defenses, including the first sale doctrine, from being raised in an upcoming jury trial in publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.'s suit accusing an individual of unlawfully importing and reselling textbooks in violation of various intellectual property and competition laws.

  • October 21, 2009

    Ford Loses Bid To Halt Review Of Old Drawback Claims

    A U.S. Court of International Trade judge has denied a motion by Ford Motor Co. to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. from continuing to review and liquidate outdated drawback claims the carmaker insists have already been liquidated.

  • October 21, 2009

    Taiwanese Exporters Dumping Plastic Bags In US: ITA

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination in its anti-dumping duty investigation into plastic bag imports from Taiwan, finding that Taiwanese exporters have been selling the product in the U.S. at far less than fair market value.

  • October 21, 2009

    Q&A With Katten's Mark Zolno

    One of the biggest issues for clients now is the fact that the United States considers China a "nonmarket economy" for purposes of calculating anti-dumping duty margins, says Mark S. Zolno, founder and chairman of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s customs and international trade practice.

  • October 21, 2009

    Suit Says Customs Screwed Up Screw Classification

    A Canadian manufacturer of fasteners has sued the federal government, claiming that the U.S. government misclassified its imports of self-tapping steel screws and wrongly assigned the goods a higher duty rate.

  • October 21, 2009

    Commerce Increases Duties On Chinese Steel Pipes

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has raised countervailing duties against Chinese welded pipe exporters, having determined on remand that it erred in its calculation of duties against Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. and several affiliates.

  • October 21, 2009

    Cuban Bans Eased, But No Cigar Yet For Embargo End

    The end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba will create a host of trade opportunities and challenges for American companies, but whether the decades-long trade restrictions will be lifted anytime soon is open to debate, lawyers say.

  • October 20, 2009

    CIT Again Remands Taiwanese Steel Pipe Case

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has remanded for a second time a U.S. Department of Commerce decision on alleged dumping of steel pipe products from Taiwan, saying the agency failed to adequately address why it excluded an adjustment for imputed costs.

  • October 20, 2009

    ITC Opens Inquiry Into Dual Access Luggage Locks

    Following a complaint by Safe Skies LLC, the U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to launch an investigation into whether 20 Asian and European companies have broken the law by importing airport security-friendly luggage locks that allegedly infringe two patents.

  • October 20, 2009

    Samsung Appeals Stay Order In Spansion Ch. 11

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is appealing a bankruptcy judge's decision to stay an infringement complaint the electronics giant filed against bankrupt Spansion Inc. in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • October 20, 2009

    China Sets New Tariffs For US, Foreign Nylon

    China’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed new tariffs on nylon 6, or polycaprolactam, from the U.S., European Union, Russia and Taiwan, continuing what some consider to be retaliatory tariffs stemming from the U.S.’ recent decision to impose tariffs on Chinese tire imports.

  • October 20, 2009

    WTO Chief Presses For Acceleration Of Doha Talks

    Key trading nations have agreed on a new plan for concluding the long-stalled Doha Development Round talks, but World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy says negotiators must pick up the pace significantly if they want to meet their goal of wrapping things up in 2010.

  • October 20, 2009

    US Shrimpers Seek To Halt Thai Import Duty Collection

    A group of U.S. shrimp producers has asked a federal judge to postpone the collection of lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Thailand until after litigation protesting the duties is resolved.

  • October 20, 2009

    Importers Object To Nucor's 'Broad' Request For Duties

    Several importers of steel fasteners from China and Taiwan have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce to limit the scope of their investigation into possible import duties, saying petitioner Nucor Corp. claimed injury to items it does not even manufacture.

  • October 20, 2009

    GPX Ruling Could Shake Up Duty Calculation Methods

    The tires at issue in the much-discussed Section 421 safeguard case are not the only Chinese-made tires making waves in the international trade community these days. Tires are also at the center of a recent ruling that could change the way anti-dumping and countervailing duties are calculated on exports from nonmarket economy countries.

  • October 20, 2009

    Senate Urged To Refocus Customs' Trade Mission

    With counterfeit imports costing businesses as much as $1 trillion each year and regulatory uncertainty slowing cross-border traffic, a panel of trade authorities has urged the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to give U.S. customs agents new tools to promote trade facilitation and enforcement.