An American furniture importer has sued the U.S. Department of Commerce, alleging that it illegally jacked up the company's anti-dumping rate for wooden bedroom furniture from China months after an administrative review was completed.
Seeking a compromise between European countries at odds over the continuation of anti-dumping duties on imports of leather shoes from China and Vietnam, the European Commission has reportedly recommended extending the sanctions for 15 months.
Litigating cases involving gray market goods, or those sold outside a brand owner's authorized sale channels, can appear to be a relatively straightforward proposition, but the murky legal nuances involved can present some complex legal challenges, according to experts.
High levels of informal employment in the developing world create poverty traps for workers transitioning between jobs and keep countries from experiencing the full benefit of loosened trade restrictions, the International Labour Organization and the World Trade Organization have found.
It's likely that manufacturing platforms will shift from current low-cost countries to even less expensive countries, but that certain low-cost manufacturing countries will begin to consume and import more sophisticated products. The U.S. is likely to be the focus of attention from foreign investors, given historic low prices for excellent value, says M. Angella Castille, vice chairwoman of Baker & Daniels LLP's international practice.
Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., has announced plans to introduce legislation encouraging the U.S. to begin negotiating a free trade agreement with Southeast Asia, in advance of President Barack Obama's visit to the region next month.
China upped the stakes Monday in its ongoing trade dispute with the European Union, asking a World Trade Organization settlement panel to rule on the legality of high European import tariffs levied on certain iron or steel fasteners made in China.
A group of domestic shrimp producers is taking the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration to court over a final ruling that set anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from China, following a similar suit over Indian imports.
Leaders from South Africa and Brazil have penned an agreement aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries, marking the latest step in efforts to boost “South-South” trade relations.
An appeals court has given Judicial Watch Inc. the go-ahead to pursue its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce, which the watchdog group says denied it access to meetings and documents for the North American Competitiveness Council, an international economic advisory council made up of business leaders from Chevron Corp., MetLife, Procter & Gamble and other corporations.
As the evidentiary hearing nears in O2 Micro International Ltd.’s suit over patents covering backlighting technology for liquid crystal displays, an administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has denied Monolithic Power Systems Inc., ASUS Computer International and ASUSTeK Computer Inc.’s request to update the report of their expert witness, citing a tight schedule.
China has banned foreign investment into its burgeoning online video game industry, saying the move is necessary to better regulate the games.
Target Stores and the U.S. government have reached a settlement over the duties for imports of footwear from China.
Ford Motor Co. is revving its engine in a dispute with the U.S. government over import duties the company paid on merchandise it said should have been exempt under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Furniture importer American Signature Inc. has asked a court to throw out a cross-claim by domestic manufacturers challenging the lawfulness of liquidating the company's anti-dumping duties at what could be a reduced rate.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed anti-dumping duties on three companies that export certain types of tissue paper from China, rejecting protests from one of the respondents that its sales were negligible.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has urged fellow lawmakers to include policies to boost the U.S. economy and job market in clean energy legislation, including measures to prevent domestic manufacturers from suffering because of cheaper imports from countries that have not moved to deal with climate change.
The U.S. Court of International Trade has dismissed a Puerto Rican customs broker's suit over anti-dumping duties imposed on plastic shopping bags imported from Thailand, ruling that the company had failed to state a claim on which relief could be granted.
In the past, U.S. companies had a clear edge in development and marketing of new technologies worldwide, but today, engineers and scientists in multiple countries are on the cutting edge of new developments. U.S. companies have an uneven record in meeting these challenges, says Jerome C. Hafter, a leader in Phelps Dunbar LLP's international trade practice.
International trade practices at full-service law firms offer a wide range of resources and top-notch representation, but attorneys at international trade boutiques say their specialized practices and lower price points make them an attractive alternative for prospective clients.