The People’s Republic of China this week requested consultations with the European Union to resolve a longstanding trade dispute over the assessment of antidumping duties on Chinese iron and steel fasteners. According to China, the EU has not complied with the July 2011 WTO Appellate Body (AB) ruling that found the EU to have violated its […]
Last month the parties to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) adopted non-binding revisions that incorporate anti-corruption provisions into the GPA. These revisions will become binding if at least ten of the current fifteen parties ratify them. On a globally-derived average, corruption increases the price of government procurement contracts by twenty […]
On March 7, 2013, three separate three-judge panels of the Federal Circuit conducted oral argument on important international trade cases. Union Steel v. United States is the latest in the long line of challenges to the “zeroing” methodology in which the Department of Commerce calculates antidumping duty (AD) dumping margins without offsetting sales above normal […]
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.
David A. Yocis, Counsel at Picard Kentz & Rowe, was a member of the “Key Subsidies Developments” expert panel at the at Georgetown University Law Center’s 2010 International Trade Update program on February 26, 2010. David was commenting on his paper entitled, “Subsidy Discipline in the Time of Bailouts.” The paper examines the role of subsidies […]