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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.