International Trade

  • September 11, 2014

    5 Insights From Ford General Counsel David Leitch

    We look for outside counsel who, among other things, embrace a highly collaborative approach to problem solving, recognizing that our in-house attorneys are very capable peers and that Ford’s interests may require working with firms that are in other contexts viewed as competitors, says David Leitch, general counsel of Ford Motor Co. and former deputy counsel to President George W. Bush.

  • September 10, 2014

    Deutsche Bank, Ex-Im Ripped Off In $38M Loan Deal, Feds Say

    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused agricultural products exporter SABA Inc. of defrauding Deutsche Bank AG and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. in a $38 million loan deal the company later defaulted on, according to a complaint filed in New York federal court.

  • September 10, 2014

    CIT Orders Commerce To Explain Chinese Steel Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday said the U.S. Department of Commerce has failed to explain its use of alternative calculation methods to impose duties on Chinese steel cylinders as required by law and ordered the department to submit a proper explanation.

  • September 10, 2014

    Fed. Circ. Blocks Michaels' Bid For Lower Pencil Duties

    The Federal Circuit on Wednesday denied Michaels Stores Inc.'s bid for lower duties on pencils it imported from China during 2008 and 2009, ruling government officials were right to assess the craft store's exporters the higher China-wide rate.

  • September 10, 2014

    Segway Seeks USITC Investigation Into 'Low Quality' Copies

    Segway Inc. and Deka Products Ltd. Partnership, the company founded by inventor Dean Kamen, urged the United States International Trade Commission on Tuesday to conduct an investigation into the importation of products that infringe the patents and copyrights of the self-balancing, two-wheel personal vehicle launched in 2001.

  • September 10, 2014

    Advocacy Groups Call For New Trade Deal Approval Process

    A coalition of nearly 600 unions, consumer advocates and other civil society groups on Wednesday called for an end to the so-called fast-track approach of passing trade deals through the U.S. Congress and pushed for a new system that would increase the role of lawmakers and enhance transparency.

  • September 10, 2014

    Gardere Picks Up IT Partner From Jackson Walker

    Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP added an international trade partner from Jackson Walker LLP with decades of experience working in transportation and advising companies that are expanding internationally to its Austin, Texas, office, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • September 10, 2014

    DOE Grants Final Approval To $10B Cameron LNG Project

    The U.S. Department of Energy has granted Cameron LNG LLC final authorization to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don't have free trade agreements with the U.S., keeping the $10 billion Cameron Liquefaction Project on track to begin operations in 2018.

  • September 10, 2014

    Argentina Judge Punts On Enforcing Citi Subpoena

    A New York federal judge said Wednesday he wouldn't immediately order Citibank NA to comply with a subpoena from a hedge fund seeking to verify the bank’s claim that Argentina is pressuring it to transfer interest payments to bondholders in violation of a court order.

  • September 10, 2014

    Short-Term Ex-Im Renewal Would Leave Both Sides Wanting

    A proposal to extend the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. through the middle of next year would leave supporters uncertain on long-term project financing in sectors such as aviation and energy and opponents still demanding the bank's complete eradication.

  • September 10, 2014

    EU Trade Chief Stands Up For TTIP, Pledges More Clarity

    European Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht defended the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in a letter released Wednesday, giving an "ambitious" estimate that the treaties will grow the EU's GDP by €68 billion to €119 billion ($153 billion) by 2027 and promising more clarity about the effects of the deal in future communications.

  • September 10, 2014

    India Changes Mind On Solar Energy Anti-Dumping Duty

    India's finance ministry has decided not to impose an anti-dumping duty on solar panel imports, allowing its May recommendations for the duty to lapse without putting the order into effect, the ministry told Indian press on Wednesday, citing the inability of domestic manufacturers to meet demand.

  • September 10, 2014

    House Prepares Bill To Fund Government Through December

    House Budget Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., on Tuesday announced a continuing resolution that would keep the government funded through Dec. 11, avoiding the possibility of a government shutdown before the midterm elections and continuing funding at more or less the same level as it has been throughout 2014.

  • September 9, 2014

    Commerce Preps Duties On Chlorine From China, Japan

    The U.S. Department of Commerce set the stage Tuesday for final remedial tariffs on imports of chlorine compounds used in swimming pools and household cleaners from Japan and China after determining that the products from Japan were sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices and the Chinese products received illegal government subsidies.

  • September 9, 2014

    Steel Co. Tells ITC Indian Co. Stole Trade Secrets

    An American steel company is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar imports of stainless steel products from an Indian rival that allegedly stole its trade secrets.

  • September 9, 2014

    Jailed NASA Contractor Wants Rehearing In Iran Satellite Case

    A former NASA contractor serving an eight-year prison sentence for brokering satellite tech to Iran asked the Fourth Circuit Monday to reconsider the dismissal of his appeal, saying the court can't just decide not to have subject matter jurisdiction.

  • September 9, 2014

    US Companies Want UK Metal Exchange Back In Antitrust Suit

    U.S. aluminum purchasers on Monday asked a New York federal judge to reconsider her decision to dismiss the London Metal Exchange from antitrust multidistrict litigation on sovereign immunity grounds, saying new Supreme Court precedent changes the outcome.

  • September 9, 2014

    CIT Says Carbon Importer Waited Too Long To Fight Customs

    The U.S. Court of International Trade shut down an activated-carbon importer's challenge to the government's allegedly premature decision to charge duties on three of the company's Chinese imports in 2008, finding Monday that the importer waited too long to formally protest the action.

  • September 9, 2014

    Boehner Suggests Ex-Im Charter May Win Brief Reprieve

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Tuesday that a key congressional opponent to renewing the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. charter may have softened his stance, raising the possibility of short-term extension of the bank's charter but leaving open many questions about the mechanics of a bill.

  • September 8, 2014

    Argentina Asks 2nd Circ. To Allow $8B In Citibank Payments

    Argentina asked the Second Circuit on Friday to allow it to make interest payments to Citibank NA on $8.4 billion in bonds issued in the country, arguing a New York federal judge had erroneously lumped them with $28 billion in debt covered by injunctions.