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International Trade

  • August 18, 2009

    TGH International Trading Penalized For Toy Imports

    Los Angeles-based TGH International Trading Inc. has agreed to pay a $31,500 civil fine to settle claims that it imported toys with small parts that could choke children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

  • August 18, 2009

    Lawmaker Backs Resco Products' ITC Petitions

    In response to petitions Resco Products Inc. filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., has urged the ITC to find that dumped and subsidized imports of magnesia carbon bricks from China and Mexico are hurting the U.S. refractories industry.

  • August 18, 2009

    ITC Eyes Changes To NAFTA's Textile Rules

    The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input on two recently initiated investigations concerning proposed modifications of rules of origin for textile and apparel that would apply the tariff provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • August 18, 2009

    US Shrimpers Seek Injunction On Import Duties

    A consortium of domestic shrimp processors that sued the U.S. for lowering anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp from India is now asking a federal judge to stop the government from collecting the lowered duties until the case is resolved.

  • August 17, 2009

    FMC Technologies Hit With Fine Over Valve Exports

    FMC Technologies Inc. has agreed to a $610,000 civil penalty to settle allegations brought by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security that the oil and gas industry specialty supplier exported unlicensed parts overseas.

  • August 17, 2009

    Tessera's Bid For Info In Spansion Ch. 11 Falls Flat

    The judge overseeing Spansion Inc.'s Chapter 11 proceedings has denied Tessera Inc.'s bid to compel the flash memory company to turn over information relating to its alleged infringement of Tessera patents, which Tessera said might be continuing in spite of orders from the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • August 17, 2009

    ITC Judge Sides With Nokia In 3G Patent Fight

    Nokia Corp. did not violate four patents held by InterDigital Communications LLC that are related to 3G mobile handsets, an administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has found.

  • August 17, 2009

    ITA Ups Duty On Chinese Co. Over Bedroom Furniture

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has raised the anti-dumping duty on China-based Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., finding that the company has been selling bedroom furniture in the U.S. at below normal values.

  • August 17, 2009

    TJ Maxx Sues US Over Gender-Based Duties

    The TJX Cos. Inc., which owns T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores, has sued the federal government over import duties, alleging the government violated the Fifth Amendment when it charged disparate duties on products targeted to different genders and age groups.

  • August 17, 2009

    China Plans To Appeal WTO Media Import Ruling

    China is planning to appeal a recent World Trade Organization ruling ordering the country to relax its import restrictions on film and other copyright-intensive media products coming from the U.S., a Commerce Ministry spokesman told reporters Monday.

  • August 14, 2009

    ITC Puts Final Stamp On Sony LED Patent Settlement

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has given its final approval to a settlement in a patent dispute between a Columbia University professor and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, one of several technology giants accused of infringing the professor's light-emitting diode patent.

  • August 14, 2009

    Obama Seeks Review Of Export Control Process

    President Barack Obama has asked the National Security Council and the National Economic Council to launch a review of the U.S. export control system — including the dual-use and defense trade processes — and extended the authority for the U.S. Department of Commerce-administered controls.

  • August 14, 2009

    ITA Issues Anti-Dumping Rates On Chinese Glycine

    The International Trade Administration has found that Chinese exports of glycine were sold for less than normal value in the U.S., but has granted one company's request to receive a lower anti-dumping rate.

  • August 14, 2009

    LG Asks ITC To Block Imports Of Funai TVs

    LG Electronics Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of Funai Electric Co. Ltd.'s Sylvania line of televisions for allegedly infringing three LG patents, which LG has also asserted against Funai in federal court.

  • August 13, 2009

    ITA Says Tape Anti-Dumping Duties Should Stick

    The International Trade Administration has paved the way for anti-dumping duties on pressure sensitive plastic tape to continue, finding that dumping would either continue or begin again if the U.S. were to lift import taxes on the products.

  • August 13, 2009

    Presstek Opposes Review Bid In ITC Patent Battle

    In a patent dispute over printing press technology under way at the U.S. International Trade Commission, Presstek Inc. has challenged a bid by a group of importers to get the initial determinations in Presstek's favor reviewed.

  • August 13, 2009

    US Shrimpers Fight Lower Duties On Indian Imports

    A consortium of U.S. shrimp processors has appealed a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration to lower anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from India, arguing that the methodology used to determine the duties was flawed.

  • August 13, 2009

    As Part Of EU Beef Deal, US Delays Duties Until Sept.

    In order to comply with a deal to resolve a long-running dispute over the European Union's ban on American hormone-treated beef, the U.S. has delayed the implementation of some duties on European products from this week to September, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced.

  • August 13, 2009

    LG Targets Funai TVs In New Infringement Suit

    LG Electronics Inc. is the latest device maker to take issue with Funai Electric Co. Ltd.'s Sylvania line of televisions, claiming the products infringe three patents related to digital television technology.

  • August 12, 2009

    More Singapore Yarn Won't Hurt US Sock Makers: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that proposed changes to yarn imports under the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would result in only a slight uptick in imports from Singapore and a minimal impact on the U.S. sock industry, the commission said in a report released Wednesday.