Trade groups are urging the Obama administration to pursue multiple avenues to lower trade barriers for green goods and services, even looking beyond the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations if necessary.
The U.S. House of Representatives has signed off on a bill to overhaul how the Food and Drug Administration regulates and tracks food safety throughout supply chains, but experts are asking whether the FDA has the resources to pull off the ambitious new plan.
A World Trade Organization panel has decided to launch a formal inquiry regarding China's allegation that a U.S. ban on Chinese poultry violates international trade laws.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has given an early nod to printing plate manufacturer PressTek Inc. in its patent dispute with rival VIM Technologies Ltd., ruling that a violation occurred in the import of infringing printing press technology.
Oil contractor Helmerich & Payne Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million as part of a nonprosecution deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve improper payments made by company employees to government officials in Latin America in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
China has reportedly launched a trade case claiming the European Union is unlawfully taxing imports of Chinese-made steel fasteners used in a wide array of products, including furniture and automobiles.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has reconsidered a 2004 determination against China-based Gerber Food (Yunnan) Co. Ltd. and Green Fresh (Zhangzhou) Co. Ltd. for allegedly scheming to evade anti-dumping duties and has cut the rate of anti-dumping duties initially imposed on their shipments of mushroom goods exported to the U.S.
A range of interest groups has weighed in as the U.S. prepares to update its model bilateral investment treaty for the first time since 2004, including insurance industry representatives urging the government to use the document to push foreign countries to liberalize their own insurance markets.
The European Union and Papua New Guinea signed off Thursday on an interim economic partnership agreement that will allow the South Pacific island to export to Europe without forking over trade charges in exchange for the gradual lifting of duties on most European imports.
French Food Exports Inc. and Universal Trade Services Inc. have targeted the U.S. in a lawsuit, accusing it of unlawfully collecting excessive duties over the last two years on their liver products and other imported preserved French goods.
BTG International Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the importation of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. flash memory chips and a slew of other manufacturers' products that contain them, opening a new front in a patent infringement fight already under way in federal court.
As companies become increasingly global and venture into emerging markets, they are likely to encounter new risks such as economic or political instability and gaps in insurance coverage. Demand for insurance products designed to address those issues is growing, although not all risks involved in international expansions are insurable, according to industry experts.
President Barack Obama has signed a bill renewing trade sanctions against Myanmar, as well as strengthening a ban on jade and other gemstones, in an effort to pressure the country's military junta to improve its human rights record.
A federal judge has ordered Hitachi America Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and other defendants in a consolidated antitrust class action against makers of flash memory chips to turn over non-U.S. sales data for the products.
World Data Products Inc. has filed suit against the federal government, alleging the company was improperly assessed countervailing duties when it imported several shipments of memory modules from South Korea in 2005.
The United States has agreed to help push for China to receive market economy status, which China has said would help it in anti-dumping cases — one of several commitments the two countries made during the first meeting of their strategic economic dialogue.
A federal appeals court has denied Vizio Inc.'s request to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion order barring certain digital television products from the U.S. while the company appeals a ruling that it infringed a Funai Electric Co. Ltd. patent.
Citing lack of jurisdiction, the U.S. government has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to throw out a suit by Hitachi Home Electronics America Inc. alleging that it was improperly charged duties for importing flat-screen televisions from Mexico.
Shearman & Sterling LLP has boosted its litigation practice with the addition of four new partners — two in antitrust litigation and two in intellectual property litigation who have been tapped to co-head the firm's intellectual property litigation practice.
As the Obama administration begins a push for global trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk's office is seeking public comment on free trade agreements between the U.S. and Korea.