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ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As we approach the critical September 22 vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the U.S. solar industry, here is a brief review of how we arrived at this point and what to expect. This vote will...more

Argentina's Law 27,263 is strongly criticized at the WTO Market Access Committee for local content requirements in the automotive...

by King & Spalding on

At an informal meeting of the WTO Market Access Committee on 23 June 2017, several WTO Members raised concerns about Argentine Law No. 27,263‘Regime for the Development and Strengthening of the Argentine Auto-Parts Industry:...more

International Trade Litigation and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Globalization and the need to efficiently deploy corporate resources have led many multinational companies to establish global supply networks. Although these efforts often lead to the efficient deployment of capital,...more

Brexit – Major Upheaval and Change

by WilmerHale on

As the UK leaves the EU, in light of the seismic result of the United Kingdom referendum on June 23, 2016, there will be an immense amount to do, for the UK and the remaining EU, and for companies that are either based in, or...more

The UK has voted to leave the EU: What now?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The British public have voted that the UK should leave the EU. The EU Referendum vote (the Leave Vote) does not by itself result in an automatic UK exit from the EU. The EU Treaty provides for a framework for a...more

2016 Top Export Markets for U.S. Goods

by Baker Donelson on

Last week the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) released the second installment of its Top Markets Reports. The reports–nineteen different industries are highlighted in total–do an excellent job...more

China's New Chemical Substance Notification Guideline

by Dentons on

On March 06, 2016, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) submitted a proposed draft rule on chemical substances, the Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration (Draft) (2016 Guidelines) to...more

US China Trade War – Dueling US China Antidumping Cases, China’s NME Status, TPP, Aluminum and Congress Failure to let TAAF Fix...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

I have been in China for two weeks working on the Solar Cells and Steel Sinks cases. This is an abbreviated February newsletter, which will cover trade and trade policy, including the new trade cases filed in the United...more

United States Challenges Chinese Tax Exemptions for Aircraft at the WTO

by King & Spalding on

On December 8, the United States launched a dispute (DS501) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding tax exemptions on certain Chinese-produced aircraft. The United States has requested consultations with China, which...more

Trade & Manufacturing - December 2015

by King & Spalding on

President Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline - On November 6, President Obama announced his decision to deny TransCanada’s application for approval to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. This decision comes over seven years...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - December 2015

by King & Spalding on

The WTO Reaches 500 Requests for Dispute Settlement - The World Trade Organization (WTO) reached a milestone on November 10 when Pakistan filed the 500th request for trade consultation since the organization’s inception...more

Antitrust Matters - September 2015

by DLA Piper on

Antitrust investigations are no longer limited to a nation’s borders, or even to a region. Enforcers are more and more sharing information and coordinating their investigative efforts as they strive to uniformly enforce the...more

Trade & Manufacturing - August 2015

by King & Spalding on

Services Take Center Stage in TiSA; Goods Sector Should Applaud - With Congress preoccupied with the debate over whether to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (so-called "fast track" authority) and the merits of the...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - August 2015

by King & Spalding on

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) has released its 2014 annual report highlighting its work and the disputes adjudicated in the previous year....more

Manufacturing Matters Summer 2015

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. The sector has...more

Trade & Manufacturing - July 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Update on Trade Promotion Authority and Companion Trade Bills: A Lot Can Happen In Washington In 34 Days - Congress Allows Export-Import Bank Charter to Expire, for Now - WTO Finds That COOL Is...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - June 2015

by King & Spalding on

China Announces Elimination of Export Duties on Rare Earth Elements - On August 7, 2014, the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) Appellate Body upheld a March 2014 dispute settlement panel decision that China's imposition...more

New USDA Study Says COOL not Beneficial to American Consumers

by Varnum LLP on

Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is not economically beneficial to American consumers, according to a new report authored by a team of agricultural economists from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri. In...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - May 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Congressional Debate Begins Over Trade Promotion Authority Bill - U.S. Paper Industry Fights Unfair Imports on Several Fronts - Progress on Iran Nuclear Deal Contemplates New but Uncertain...more

The U.S. Complaint Against the Government of China in the WTO, Including the Targeting of Chinese Medical Device Manufacturers

by Reed Smith on

On February 11, 2015, the United States filed a complaint before the World Trade Organization (WTO), alleging that certain actions by the national, regional and local governments of the People’s Republic of China are in...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2015

by King & Spalding on

New Census Report Links Trade Data To Manufactured Products - The U.S. Census Bureau has released its Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR) containing 2012 data, available here. This report unveils a new...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - December 2014

by King & Spalding on

White House Announces Action Items To Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing - On October 27, President Obama unveiled new executive actions aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing. The actions were announced at a meeting of...more

Trade & Manufacturing - November 2014

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - American Firms Celebrated on National Manufacturing Day - Supreme Court Denies Petitions For Writs Of Certiorari In CDSOA Furniture Cases - News Of Note ..United States Announces...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - November 2014

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United States Announces Settlements Of WTO Disputes With Brazil and Indonesia - In October, the United States settled two long-running disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) – one with Brazil over cotton...more

Roadblocks To Bali Package Implementation Remain As Summer Deadline Passes Without A Clear Path Forward

by King & Spalding on

The spirit of compromise and political will that yielded the first multilateral trade agreement under the World Trade Organization (WTO) has proven insufficient to see the so-called "Bali Package" through to formal adoption...more

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