U.S. lawmakers have unveiled legislation that would require negotiators to remove trade barriers restricting U.S. products in foreign markets before offering tariff concessions in return, in an effort to reduce a $2 billion-a-day trade deficit and ensure equal market access.
The U.S. International Trade Administration has issued a final ruling that Mexican company Quimica Amtex SA de CV did dump purified cellulose gum, the thickening agent carboxymethylcellulose.
A federal judge has resolved a spat over duties assessed for three costs incurred by Horizon Lines LLC while docking its vessel in a Portugal port in 2002, ruling that duties for two repairs should be refunded to the company, while additional tug expenses charged to Horizon on a prorated basis should be upheld.
The Chinese Internet filter known as the “great firewall” has been blasted by free speech and human rights groups, but some advocates say the best way to get the strict censorship rules relaxed could be to show that they actually constitute a trade barrier that violates global trade agreements.
The U.S. asked the World Trade Organization Thursday to settle a trade dispute over the European Union's long-standing ban on imports of poultry cleansed with pathogen reduction treatments.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it will initiate anti-dumping and countervailing investigations on imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe from China, a move that comes just weeks after the U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to launch its own investigation into possible trade violations over SLP pipe.
One obvious problem facing a number of private investor clients with claims against certain “rogue” states is enforcement. The law is clear, but getting the state to pay has proven complex — as a number of Argentine bondholders have found out the hard way, says Alex Yanos, international arbitration partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Negotiations of a free-trade agreement between members of the European Union and South Korea reportedly are drawing near a conclusion, with officials on both sides of the bargaining table announcing that they hope to finish talks in the coming weeks.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued guidance on how medical device exporters can win clearance to ship replacement parts to Iran and Sudan, laying out a rigorous process for exporting the items.
Foreign manufacturers are appealing an order by the U.S. Court of International Trade compelling the government to issue anti-dumping duty orders on diamond saw blades from China and Korea.
Two foreign shrimp exporters have lost their bid to lift a preliminary injunction barring the U.S. government from assessing lowered anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp from India.
The U.S. is seeking to toss a dispute with Ford Motor Co. over whether the government is entitled to recover refunds it gave the carmaker on import duties the company paid for merchandise that never entered the marketplace.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued the preliminary results of an anti-dumping review of lined paper imports from India and concluded that two companies are selling their products in the U.S. for less than their normal value.
The United States has appealed part of a World Trade Organization decision ordering China to relax its import restrictions on American media products, arguing that the panel erred in ruling that some limitations could be considered "necessary" to protect public morals.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to conduct a full sunset review of anti-dumping duties imposed against imports of the pesticide chloropicrin from China.
The laws in the international trade area are not transparent, and the policies on how they are enforced often change. This uncertainty makes it difficult for clients to do business and to plan for the future, says Julia M. McCalmon, head of Thompson Hine LLP's international trade and customs practice group.
The Canadian government announced Wednesday that it had launched a World Trade Organization dispute settlement process over U.S. regulations that require meat sold in large grocery stores to be labeled with its country of origin.
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission has opted to conduct a limited review of anti-dumping duties levied on Chinese imports of the chemical tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to determine whether they should continue for an additional five years.
Honeywell International Inc. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to review an administrative law judge's initial finding that Pioneer Corp. and one of its U.S. units have not infringed four of the manufacturing giant's patents related to automobile GPS.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted unanimously to conduct a full review of anti-dumping duties levied on plastic bags imported from China, Malaysia and Thailand as part of its federally mandated sunset review process.