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International Trade

  • October 26, 2009

    ITC To Fight Spansion Stay Order

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

  • October 26, 2009

    Q&A With Archer & Greiner's Allen Tucci

    One of the most challenging legal problems in international trade is the need for global customs reform. Over the last two decades, tariffs and non-tariff import barriers in developing countries have been sharply reduced, but for most countries this reduction has not led to successful trade integration, says Allen C. Tucci, a partner with Archer & Greiner PC.

  • October 26, 2009

    US Blocks WTO Panel Over Country-Of-Origin Labeling

    The U.S. has thrown up formal roadblocks to an attempt by Canada and Mexico to open an official World Trade Organization inquiry into the fairness of new U.S. country-of-origin labeling requirements for meat products.

  • October 26, 2009

    Jimenez To Head USTR Congressional Office

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has promoted Luis Jimenez, formerly the deputy assistant USTR for congressional affairs, to assistant USTR following the departure of his superior.

  • October 26, 2009

    CBP Looks To Clarify Rules For Audit Procedures

    U.S Customs and Border Protection has proposed changes to the rules regarding the use of statistical sampling in audits and prior disclosure cases and the use of offsetting in audits, amendments the agency says will clarify and strengthen its auditing procedures.

  • October 26, 2009

    CIT Allows Pipe Maker Bristol's Anti-Dumping Challenge

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has allowed an anti-dumping challenge filed by pipe maker Bristol Metals LLC to proceed, even though the company allegedly has not exhausted all its administrative remedies.

  • October 26, 2009

    China Launches Probe Of EU X-Ray Machines

    China’s Ministry of Commerce has launched an investigation into X-ray security screening machines imported from the European Union over concerns that the equipment is being dumped in China.

  • October 26, 2009

    Tips For Export Compliance That Won't Break The Bank

    An avalanche of export control enforcement actions and steeper penalties should have companies jumping through hoops to make sure they are in compliance, but in the current economic climate, a safeguard program that doesn't immediately benefit the bottom line can be a tough sell.

  • October 23, 2009

    Vietnam Shrimp Cos. Win Bid To Block Duty Collection

    A group of 20 Vietnamese shrimp producers challenging anti-dumping duties assessed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in its third review of frozen warmwater shrimp imports has won a reprieve from collection of the duties until the dispute is resolved.

  • October 23, 2009

    Costco Case Could Resolve First-Sale Question

    Costco Wholesale Corp.'s petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its dispute with Omega SA over whether Costco can sell Omega watches it legally bought outside the U.S. could give the high court a chance to resolve an increasingly important problem in copyright law, attorneys say.

  • October 23, 2009

    ITC Opens Inquiry Into HP Printer Ink Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether several Chinese ink cartridge manufacturers and U.S.-based importers have infringed Hewlett-Packard Co.’s patents.

  • October 23, 2009

    Q&A With Schnader's Marc Cornblatt

    The biggest challenge is trading and doing business in new and emerging markets with developing legal systems that differ significantly from U.S. common law and political and legal structures. It makes the kind of recourse usually expected by U.S. businesses very difficult, says Marc S. Cornblatt, co-chair of the international practice group at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.

  • October 23, 2009

    US Dye Importer Sues CBP Over Delay In Liquidation

    A U.S. dye importer has alleged in a suit that the U.S. government failed to liquidate anti-dumping duties assessed to a Chinese dye manufacturer, potentially leaving the importer open to an exponentially higher margin rate.

  • October 23, 2009

    Injunction Granted In US Shrimpers Vietnam Duty Spat

    The Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee has secured a preliminary injunction halting the collection of lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Vietnam until litigation protesting the duties is resolved.

  • October 23, 2009

    Senators Push For Speed On US-Asia Trade Deal

    Two senators are urging President Barack Obama to wrap up free trade negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region, stressing the need for the United States to promote export-oriented growth in the area.

  • October 22, 2009

    India, Brazil Prepare WTO Action Over EU Drug Seizures

    India and Brazil are reportedly on the verge of launching a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization as part of a long-simmering battle with the European Union over the frequent seizure of generic drugs at European ports over alleged patent violations.

  • October 22, 2009

    GE Pushes For Green Trade Agreement

    General Electric Co. is reportedly calling for a multilateral trade agreement that would facilitate trade in environmental goods and services, saying such a deal is crucial to combat global warming.

  • October 22, 2009

    Furniture Makers Win Halt Of Duty Entry Liquidation

    A coalition of domestic furniture manufacturers has secured an injunction preventing the liquidation of duty entries on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China in 2007.

  • October 22, 2009

    US Steel Slams DOC Review Of Canadian Steel Duty

    The U.S. Department of Commerce violated a court order when it opted on remand not to rescind its 12th administrative review of an anti-dumping duty order on Canadian corrosion-resistant steel, U.S. Steel Corp. said.

  • October 22, 2009

    Senators Begin Overhaul Of US Food Safety System

    Members of a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday pledged swift, bipartisan action to enact legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new authority and resources to track, detect and halt contaminated food coming from domestic and foreign suppliers.