James Cunningham, former number 2 in Kabul, to be USAMB Afghanistan; Richard Olson to Pakistan. Obama nominates ambassadors to Afghanistan, Pakistan | Reuters. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose two veteran U.S. diplomats to be ambassadors to Afghanistan and Pakistan, making the nominations at a delicate time for Washington’s relations with both countries. […]
Seven senior officials of AISA, the agency in charge of foreign investment and business licenses in Afghanistan, have resigned to protest the corrupt practices of the newly-appointed agency chief. Afghan agency members resign, cite bias – SFGate. Just days after President Hamid Karzai assured the United States and international donors that he was serious about fighting corruption, […]
The Senate and House this week passed identical bills to overturn the December 2011 Federal Circuit decision holding that the Commerce Department cannot impose countervailing duties on imports from non-market economies. PKR attorney Jordan Kahn wrote an article describing this development for the Winter 2012 Customs and International Trade Bar Association Newsletter.
Judge Evan J. Wallach was two days ago unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a Circuit Judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) in Washington, DC. For the previous sixteen years he presided at the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) in New York City. Although CIT […]
The Court of International Trade today issued a remand for the Commerce Department to revisit its selection of the Chinese companies used to set the antidumping duty rates in the fourth administrative review of that order. Picard Kentz & Rowe brought the case on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (“AHSTAC”), an association of […]