The U.S. Department of Commerce inched closer to imposing new tariffs on Chinese hardwood plywood late Monday, finding that the merchandise had been illegally subsidized in Beijing and sold at unfairly low prices in the United States — handing a victory to a coalition of U.S. producers that has long pressed for a crackdown on its Chinese competitors.
Pharm-Rx Chemical Corp. has contested the International Trade Administration's decision backing an anti-dumping duty order on imports of glycine from the People’s Republic of China in the Court of International Trade, according to court documents filed on Monday.
The 11 countries still under the Trans-Pacific Partnership umbrella revived the beleaguered pact over the weekend with tweaks to its intellectual property and shipping provisions, in a move that experts say will leave the U.S. vulnerable in the crucial Asia-Pacific region as the Trump administration narrows its trade focus.
President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang announced $12 billion in new trade deals during a visit by Trump to Hanoi, Vietnam, this weekend, with both leaders vowing to deepen trade ties and cooperation between the two nations, according to an announcement by the White House Monday.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has sanctioned 10 Venezuelan government officials following the nation’s mid-October elections, saying the officials have had a hand in undermining electoral processes, censoring the media and participating in “rampant corruption” of government-run food programs.
Trader Joe’s Co. has asked a New York federal court to impose sanctions on shoppers who filed a proposed class action accusing the grocery store of charging premium prices on truffle-flavored olive oil containing no black truffle, claiming Friday that the shoppers lied about whether DNA tests proved the lack of truffles.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject arguments made by a German paper company that the agency’s determination of its more than 75 percent anti-dumping tariff was unlawful and not backed up by sufficient evidence, saying its use of adverse information available was warranted.
A U.S. unit of China’s Zhongwang International Group said Monday it has scrapped its planned $2.3 billion takeover, including debt, of private equity-backed aluminum manufacturer Aleris Corp., amid uncertainty about the deal’s ability to secure approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
A co-chief of enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a speech Thursday that the Supreme Court's recent ruling imposing a time limit for the agency to seek disgorgement of ill-gotten gains is likely to have an outsized impact on time-consuming Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
The Trump administration unveiled new trade and travel restrictions for Cuba that mark a gradual return to decades-old policy limiting American business dealings with the Communist island nation. Here, Law360 examines key takeaways from the travel restrictions in the U.S.'s updated Cuba sanctions policy.
A World Trade Organization appeals panel on Thursday sided with the U.S. and New Zealand in a dispute over the Indonesian government’s import restrictions on beef, poultry and various produce items, affirming a WTO body’s determination that the measures violate global trade rules.
The U.S. Department of Commerce set the stage for new tariffs ranging upward of 72 percent on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia on Thursday after determining that producers in those countries have benefited from unfair government subsidies.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has added a former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP counsel with extensive experience in international trade law to its government and regulatory affairs group, expanding the firm’s customs and trade capabilities.
Lawmakers from both parties on Thursday introduced legislation that would trim the duties on more than 1,800 imports deemed to not pose a competitive threat to U.S. producers, following a tariff bill that Congress revised last year.
A trio of Chinese energy and finance companies on Thursday breathed life into a $45 billion liquefied natural gas project in Alaska that several major oil companies had soured on while a Chinese energy firm agreed in principle to invest nearly $84 billion in West Virginia gas and chemical manufacturing projects.
New Balance Athletics Inc. urged a California federal court Wednesday to deny class certification in a suit alleging the company falsely labels its shoes as “Made in the USA,” saying a survey of California consumers indicates the majority don’t make purchasing decisions based on where the shoes are made.
A manager at Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank got permission from a New York federal judge on Wednesday to depose four current and former bank employees less than three weeks before he goes on trial for allegedly participating in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, but the judge reiterated that the trial would not be delayed.
A Qualcomm Inc. unit inked a series of potential deals worth $12 billion with three Chinese mobile handset makers in China on Thursday, an announcement that came as part of President Donald Trump’s visit to the country.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that imports of large residential washers by Electrolux from Mexico and by LG from South Korea were sold in the U.S. through most of 2016 at prices below normal value, according to notices published Wednesday in the Federal Register.
Sea Breeze Salt Inc. and Innofood urged a Ninth Circuit panel Wednesday to revive their $600 million antitrust suit against Mitsubishi stemming from its joint ownership of a Mexican sea salt exporting company, saying the lower court wrongfully applied a doctrine that prevents U.S. courts from ruling on a foreign state’s official acts.
President Donald Trump has begun the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, fulfilling one of his bedrock campaign promises. As the administration prepares to reopen the agreement for the first time in 23 years, catch up on all of Law360’s latest coverage of NAFTA and what lies ahead for the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Today's law firm chief financial officer should be involved in many areas beyond traditional financial management, including operations, risk management and information technology. He or she can support strategic planning throughout the process, from development of the plan to its implementation, measurement and eventual evolution, say Tyler Quinn and Marc Feigelson of Kaufman Rossin PA.
Last week, President Donald Trump refused to certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This does not mean that the United States is abandoning the JCPOA, but it opens the door to a variety of possible outcomes, depending on what Congress and the White House do next, say attorneys with Husch Blackwell LLP.
Clients are beginning to expect and demand that their external lawyers provide advice tailored to the client's industry. Aside from this, law firms should want to move toward a sector approach because industry-focused groups are a natural place for cross-practice collaboration to flourish, say Heidi Gardner and Anusia Gillespie of Harvard Law School.
International human rights laws and norms are increasingly helping to shape how energy companies conduct business all over the world. Businesses in the energy sector need to undertake systematic human rights due diligence, starting from the senior leadership and working through all levels of the supply chain, say Viren Mascarenhas and Kayla Green of King & Spalding LLP.
In their new book, "The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons," do Ronald Collins and David Skover prove their thesis that hypocrisy is the key to judicial greatness? Some of the examples they present are hard to dispute, says Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit.
As NAFTA renegotiation reaches a critical juncture, an area of discussion that involves exceptionally difficult trade-offs concerns measures to combat digital piracy, says Dean Pinkert, a partner with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and former vice chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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After nearly a decade of recession-accelerated change in the legal industry, “merit-based” compensation has largely come to mean measuring attorney success using some combination of origination and working attorney hours metrics. However, there are signs that the real impact of the recession is still around the corner, and that building a book isn’t enough, says Peter Zeughauser of Zeughauser Group.
While it lends more than $100 million each year to our nation’s college students — including law students — the U.S. Department of Education surprisingly limits loan counseling to one-time entrance counseling for first-time student borrowers. Is this rational? asks Christopher Chapman, president of AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit focused on access to legal education.
For the second time in four years, the U.S. International Trade Commission has been asked to exclude products from import into the United States based on standard-essential patents. The Fujifilm case is a potential opportunity for the ITC to clarify what the proper test is for essentiality in the absence of a contractually agreed-upon definition, say Bryan Vogel and Derrick Carman of Robins Kaplan LLP.
Government contracts firms frequently ask questions about the application of International Traffic In Arms Regulations requirements, including how ITAR is applied to small and midsized companies. The Bright Lights case squarely addresses many of these questions, says Thomas McVey of Williams Mullen.