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International Trade

  • September 25, 2018

    US Sets Final Anti-Dumping Resin Rates For China, India

    The U.S. Department of Commerce intends to hit Chinese and Indian producers of certain types of resin with anti-dumping margins after reaching a final determination that the companies are undercutting the domestic market, according to a notice it is set to publish Wednesday.

  • September 25, 2018

    Lighthizer Defends Trump's Hard Line On China

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer defended President Donald Trump’s aggressive use of tariffs against China on Tuesday, harshly criticizing past administrations’ attempts to deal with Beijing on a diplomatic basis.

  • September 25, 2018

    EU Sets Up Payments Facility To Finance Trade With Iran

    The European Union's top three economies, backed by China and Russia, announced Tuesday they are creating a financial payments vehicle to allow trading with Iran to continue after the Trump administration announced it was withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on Tehran.

  • September 24, 2018

    UK Court Extends Injunction Against Djibouti In Port Row

    The government of Dubai said that a U.K. High Court judge had extended an injunction against Djibouti’s port operator that bars it from interfering in the management of a port terminal the East African nation seized from operator DP World.

  • September 24, 2018

    CIT Says Taiwanese Cos. Can Challenge Steel Nail Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday allowed two Taiwanese steel nail producers to proceed with most of their challenge to a hefty penalty tariff imposed on them by the federal government this year, finding the foreign producers did have standing to challenge the results of the government's administrative review. 

  • September 24, 2018

    Bribery Indictment Of Manafort Associate Must Stand: Gov't

    A Ukrainian national with ties to convicted Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort should not be able to use a recent Second Circuit decision to escape charges in an alleged bribery scheme involving a $500 million titanium mining project, prosecutors have told an Illinois federal judge.

  • September 24, 2018

    CIT Nixes Chemical Co.'s Challenge To Duty Refund Denial

    An Alabama chemical company can’t get a refund on import duties paid on shipments from India during a lapse in a U.S. trade preference program that eliminated duties on certain imports from developing nations, the U.S. Court of International Trade found in a Monday decision.

  • September 24, 2018

    Vitamin C Importers Tell 2nd Circ. Price Fixing Voluntary

    Vitamin C importers urged the Second Circuit on Friday to affirm a $147 million price-fixing judgment against Chinese exporters after the U.S. Supreme Court returned the case earlier this year, with the importers arguing that the activity was voluntary, and not compelled by Chinese law.

  • September 24, 2018

    Trump Inks Minor Tweaks To US-S. Korea Trade Accord

    President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed off on a series of modest changes to their governments' 2012 trade deal, adjusting the agreement's rules on automobile exports, customs and drug reimbursements.

  • September 24, 2018

    Mintz Levin Adds Ex-SDNY Prosecutor To White Collar Team

    Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC has hired a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York in expanding its corporate investigations, enforcement and white collar practices in New York, the firm has announced.

  • September 24, 2018

    Irish Packaging Co. To Abandon Operations In Venezuela

    Irish packaging maker Smurfit Kappa Group PLC on Monday said it has moved to deconsolidate its Venezuelan operations a month after ceding control of its subsidiary to the country's government, adding that it may pursue arbitration in order to secure compensation for its losses.

  • September 24, 2018

    US-China Fight Shows No Sign Of Stopping As New Tariffs Hit

    The U.S. and Chinese governments installed fresh sets of tariffs on one another’s products Monday, opening a fresh front in a quickly escalating trade standoff that now covers about half of the goods traded between the two economic powerhouses.

  • September 24, 2018

    Alternative Brexit Plan Calls For Major MiFID II Changes

    A Brexit-supporting think tank set out an alternative plan for Britain's exit from the European Union on Monday that calls for swathes of Europe's financial rule books to be scrapped.

  • September 21, 2018

    Commerce To Initiate Inquiry Into Chinese Plywood Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Friday that it is investigating whether Chinese companies were altering their products to avoid tariffs on hardwood plywood imports, following accusations that the companies were marketing them as a “direct substitute” to the ones subject to duty orders earlier this year.

  • September 21, 2018

    Health Hires: DLA Piper, Baker Donelson, Pharma GCs

    DLA Piper has brought in life sciences attorneys from Hogan Lovells and Vinson & Elkins LLP, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has boosted its health care group in Memphis, Tennessee, Aquestive Therapeutic has nabbed the head of Day Pitney LLP's life sciences group and Clearside Biomedical has hired an in-house veteran to lead its legal team.

  • September 21, 2018

    Commerce Tees Up Hefty Duties On Chinese Quartz Imports

    The U.S. Department of Commerce hit imports of quartz from China with hefty triple-digit tariffs after the department found that the foreign producers have been unfairly propped up by the Chinese government, according to a Friday notice in the Federal Register.

  • September 21, 2018

    ITC To Probe Steel Keg Imports From China, Germany, Mexico

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday agreed to probe a Pennsylvania-based beer keg producer's allegations that refillable stainless steel kegs imported from China, Germany and Mexico are being sold at unlawfully low prices in the U.S.

  • September 21, 2018

    CIT Agrees With Commerce On Turkish Rebar Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday sustained the U.S. Department of Commerce's determination not to set countervailing duty rates for several Turkish companies that were not asked to respond to a probe over whether Turkey subsidized the market for rebar.

  • September 21, 2018

    In 3 Years Since BEPS, Most IP Regimes In Compliance

    Three years after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development came out with its base erosion and profit shifting plan, most tax incentives regimes for intellectual property development are now compliant, signifying that, as one OECD official said, “everybody is moving in the right direction.”

  • September 21, 2018

    UK PM Warns Of Trade Impasse, Reviving 'Hard Brexit' Fears

    Prime Minister Theresa May indicated on Friday that Britain’s chance of leaving the European Union without a trade deal had escalated, leaving banks and insurers facing legal uncertainty and the possibility of a cliff-edge Brexit.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

    Judge Frederic Block

    In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.

  • Election Interference Sanctions Expand Compliance Risks

    Nicole Erb

    President Donald Trump issued an executive order this month authorizing new sanctions against parties determined to have interfered in U.S. elections. In the event more sanctions are imposed, the number of sanctions targets could increase significantly, placing additional importance on screening of transaction parties and their ownership structures, say attorneys at White & Case LLP.

  • 8 Innovative Ways To Empower Jurors

    Christopher Campbell

    Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.

  • Cloud Computing Clearly The Future For Small Firms

    Holly Urban

    While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.

  • Leveraging Today's Lateral Associate Market

    Darin Morgan

    With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • New UK And US Regimes May Deter Foreign Investment

    Robert Bell

    Newly proposed U.K. rules and the amended regime for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States will radically change how the two governments review sensitive transactions, which will affect the likelihood of deal clearance, deal timing and the drafting of appropriate contractual provisions, say Robert Bell and Jennifer Mammen of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Stanford's Jeff Fisher Talks Supreme Court

    Jeffrey Fisher

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.

  • Calif.'s New Rules For Lawyers Move Closer To ABA Model

    Mark Loeterman

    The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.

  • Know The Limits To Atty Public Statements During A Trial

    Matthew Giardina

    The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.

  • In Calif., Questions Remain On Law Firm Conflict Waivers

    Richard Rosensweig

    In Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., the California Supreme Court ruled last month that a law firm's failure to disclose a known conflict with another current client did not categorically disentitle the firm from recovering fees. But the court didn’t provide hoped-for guidance on how to write an enforceable advance conflict waiver, says Richard Rosensweig of Goulston & Storrs PC.