Trials & Appeals


Court of International Trade Litigation

Given the technical nature of international trade regulation, some disputes cannot be satisfactorily resolved without the guidance of the Courts. Private litigants before the Court of International Trade must overcome legal presumptions and burdens of proof which favor agency decisions.

Barnes/Richardson has appeared as counsel in more reported CIT opinions than any other law firm. Indeed, our clients consider that given the time and cost associated with litigation, it is only prudent to proceed with the finest representation available.

Binational Panel Reviews

The NAFTA and its predecessor, the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, established unique dispute resolution procedures for international trade disputes in which the parties present their cases to a panel of decision-makers made up of both foreign and U.S. nationals.  Since its representation of a client before the second Binational Panel convened, the Firm has been a pioneer in the conduct of such reviews.

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Appeals

Private litigants must be assured that their counsel is able and prepared to effectively represent them not only at the trial court but also through appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and, if necessary, the U.S. Supreme Court.  The experience and expertise of Barnes Richardson & Colburn lawyers is present from the administrative level to the completion of the final appeal.

General Litigation Services

Sometimes in the course of business, disputes arise regarding selling or moving goods in international business. These could relate to contract claims, disputes regarding losses of goods in transit, collection of monies owed, or enforcement of the terms of a bill of lading. BR&C is uniquely experienced in the practicalities of international trade and in addressing claims relating to commercial international transactions. That experience is invaluable in favorably disposing of disputes, be it through the negotiation of an agreed settlement or proceeding through mediation, arbitration or litigation.

December 16, 2014
Bruker Corp. $2.4 Penalty for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
October 29, 2014
WTO Rules on U.S. COOL Measures
October 6, 2014
RMB Agrees to Plea Deal
September 24, 2014
CAFC Rules on Steel Coiled Rod
September 23, 2014
FCPA “Foreign Official” Clarification
September 18, 2014
CAFC Rules on “Introduce” Language
September 5, 2014
Argentina’s Senate Voted to Payback Bondholders
September 4, 2014
The Rise of False Claims Act Cases Involving Country of Origin
August 12, 2014
WTO Decision on China’s Export Quota
August 5, 2014
Fed Circuit Court: GRK Canada LTD. Screw Classification Decision
July 30, 2014
U.S. Court Upholds US Country of Origin Labelling for Meat; WTO Showdown Looms
October 22, 2013
FDA Requests Court of Appeals to Stay Order
October 01, 2013
Government Shutdown Impacts International Trade Agencies
May 23, 2013
CAFC Ruling Allows for Reinstatement of Antidumping Duties on Ball Bearings from Japan and the U.K.
September 17, 2012
USTR Calls for Comments on WTO Dispute
June 27, 2012
US, EU, and Japan Request WTO Dispute Settlement Panel in China Rare Earths Case
June 25, 2012
USTR Calls for Comments on China WTO Case
March 20, 2012
The U.S., the E.U. and Japan Launch WTO Challenge to China’s Rare Earth Export Restraints
March 13, 2012
President Signs Legislation Applying Countervailing Duties to NMEs
February 16, 2012
CIT Dismisses HTSUS Gender, Age Discrimination Case
February 14, 2012
Commerce Department to Eliminate Zeroing in AD Reviews
February 7, 2012
U.S. to End Zeroing in AD/CVD Proceedings
January 30, 2012
WTO Appellate Body Rules Against China’s Export Restraints
December 19, 2011
Federal Circuit Rules Against Application of CVD Laws to NMEs
November 22, 2011
WTO Panel Rules Against U.S. COOL Labeling
November 15, 2011
CAFC Determines that CBP Not Required to Act on 1515(a) Protests, Points Out Accelerated Disposition Option
July 27, 2011
China Announces Second Batch of Rare Earth Export Quotas for 2011
March 4, 2011
U.S. and Mexican Presidents Agree to End Cross-border Trucking Dispute
December 23, 2010
U.S. Challenges China’s Wind Power Subsidies at WTO
December 15, 2010
WTO Upholds U.S. Duties on Chinese Tires
October 14, 2010
CAFC Affirms Gilda Decision Authorizing Refunds of Retaliatory Duties on Certain EU Goods
August 20, 2010
Court Decision Could Result in Lower Duties on Goods Subject to U.S. Trade Remedy Cases from Non-Market Economies
May 25, 2010
USITC Launches Investigations into China’s IPR Practices
May 24, 2010
Brazilian Proposals on Cotton Compliance Fail to Solicit New Ideas from U.S.
May 20, 2010
CAFC Decision on Labor Rates in China and Other Non-Market Economies Could Result in Lower Antidumping Margins
April 19, 2010
USITC Sets Standard for Domestic Industry in Section 337 Investigations
February 9, 2010
Federal Circuit Upholds CIT Decision in Totes-Isotoner v. U.S. Case
Novembe 7, 2009
EU, Mexico & U.S. Request WTO Dispute Panel with China Regarding Export Constraints on Raw Materials
August 18, 2009
U.S. Appeals CIT Ruling Authorizing Duty Refunds in Connection with EC-Beef Hormones Dispute
August 11, 2009
CIT Ruling Raises Questions about Importers’ Ability to Challenge HTSUS Modifications
June 23, 2009
CIT Orders Retroactive Refund of EC-Beef Hormone Retaliatory Tariffs
May 14, 2009
EU and US Sign Agreement in Beef Hormone Dispute
February 23, 2009
Federal Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Byrd Amendment
January 30, 2009
Supreme Court Reverses Eurodif
January 13, 2009
Despite WTO Rulings U.S. Continues Use of Zeroing, Invites Public Comments
December 10, 2008
CBP Demands Repayment of Byrd Amendment Distributions for Imports from Canada and Mexico
November 26, 2008
U.S., Ecuador Prevail in EU-Bananas Dispute at WTO
October 24, 2014
Trek Leather and the Decline of Reasonable Care
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
September 4, 2014
Misrepresentation of Country of Origin Results in Recent False Claims Act Penalties
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
June 6, 2014
Larry Friedman Elected Vice President of CITBA
May 23, 2014
BRC Partners Selected to Chambers Guide 2014
September 03, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Partner Publishes Paper on the Interrelationship of the False Claims Act with International Trade and Customs Law.
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
Sep. 3, 2013
The False Claims Act and Customs Law
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
February 5, 2013
Detentions, Exclusions, and Customs Protests
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
Apr. 9, 2012
Army Reservist Permitted to Sit for Customs Broker Exam
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
August 16, 2010
Administrative and Judicial Challenges To Customs Decisions
By: David G. Forgue
June 8, 2008
CIT Decision Finds Importer Negligent For Failing To Exercise Reasonable Care By Not Following Advice
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
February 1, 2008
Avoiding Problems in Prior Disclosures
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
October 12, 2007
NAFTA Certificates of Origin: Supporting Document Requirement
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
Sep. 29, 2004
Legal Principles Applicable To Judicial Review
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
August 15, 2004
Painting is Painting, Finally
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
January 27, 2004
Judicial Review of Classification Cases
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
January 1, 2003
Protests and Other Challenges to U.S. Customs
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
January 2003
Court Upholds HMT Time Limit

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