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May 1, 2006
Intellectual Property
The U.S. and Japan recently announced a joint initiative to strengthen the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in China and other third countries. More…

Market Access
The World Trade Organization completed its first Trade Policy Review report of China which concludes that, although China has achieved success in its trade and investment reforms, it still faces challenges. More…


Is Zeroing Finally Dead?
The WTO Appellate Body has ruled that the “zeroing” methodology used by the U.S. Government in its calculations of antidumping duty margins violates various articles of the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement. More…



Representative Edward Markey, member of the House Homeland Security Committee, announces his intention to introduce an amendment to the Safe Ports Bill requiring inspection of all cargo coming into U.S. seaports. More…


The EU imposes punitive duties on eight additional U.S. products as retaliation against the U.S. Byrd law. The products that will be subject to an additional duty of 15% are, among others, blankets, paper products, photocopying machinery and drills. More…



Cross Lander's Investment in Romanian Auto Company Hits Rocky Terrain.
In response to an array of problems arising from its Romanian automobile investment, the company has decided to file a dispute against the country of Romania, claiming that violations of the U.S.-Romanian Bilateral Investment Treaty have occurred. More…


Recent Cancelled Sale of U.S. Computer Technology to China Highlights Concern over New Planned “Catch-All” Export Rule. More…



June 20, 2006
Jeff Snyder will be speaking on customs regulation for the import and export of ITAR related items at the National Forum on ITAR Compliance in Washington, DC.

June 28-July 5, 2006
Kim Nobles will be in a panel discussion session titled, "Breaking the Piracy Food Chain" at the Global Piracy Prevention Conference in California. More…

Customs
The recent EU WTO “victory” over the U.S. on customs practices in Europe may seem like a blow to businesses facing customs clearance problems in the EU. However, be reassured, the EU already has well advanced plans for a customs reform, which will synchronize and modernize customs procedures throughout the EU. More…

Counterfeit
The EU is to introduce harmonized criminal sanctions and heavy fines for infringements of intellectual property rights throughout the EU. More…

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