Case Law Index International Agricultural Trade

January 1, 2002 – March 1, 2011

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving international agricultural trade that were decided between the dates listed above.  The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


 

SUPREME COURT

Granholm v. Heald, 544 U.S. 460, 476 (U.S. 2005) (“farm winery” license)   Text


 

U.S. COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Nat. Fisheries Inst. v. U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Prot., 714 F. Supp.2d 1231 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2010) (bonding requirement on importers of shrimp products)  Text

GVD Food Co. v. United States, No. 09-00157, 2010 WL 3421963 (Ct. Int’l Trade Sept. 1, 2010) (antidumping order covering fish fillets from Vietnam)

Fischer S.A. Comercio, Industria & Agricultura v. United States, 700 F. Supp. 2d 1364 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2010) (antidumping duty order)  Text

Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd. v. United States, 714 F.Supp.2d 1282 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2010) (antidumping; shrimp)  Text

Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co. v. United States, 675 F.Supp.2d 1320 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2010) (challenging antidumping duty order)  Text

Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd. v. United States, 647 F.Supp.2d 1368 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009) (antidumping; valuation of shrimp)  Text

Vinh Quang Fisheries Corp. v. United States, 637 F.Supp.2d 1352 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009) (valuation of unprocessed fish waste)  Text

Catfish Farmers of Am. v. United States, 641 F.Supp.2d 1362 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009) (remanding to redetermining calculation of net price)  Text

Nat’l Fisheries Inst., Inc. v. U.S. Bureau of Customs & Border Prot., 2009 WL 2599876 (Ct. Int’l Trade, 2009) (setting aside bond determination; bond for shrimp importers)  Text

Taian Ziyang Food Co. v. United States, 637 F.Supp.2d 1093 (Ct. Int’l Trade, 2009) (antidumping duty; factors of production in fresh garlic)  Text

Hacker v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., No. 047-00008, 2009 WL 1726369 (Ct. Int’l Trade June 19, 2009) (denial of trade adjustment assistance benefits)

S. Shrimp Alliance v. United States, 617 F.Supp.2d 1334 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009) (claim of improper distribution of CDSOA funds)   Text

Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co. v. United States, 617 F.Supp.2d 1281 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009) (challenging administrative review of antidumping duty on fresh garlic from China)  Text

Allied Pac. Food (Dalian) Co. v. United States, 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 130 (Ct. Int’l Trade Dec. 22, 2008) (antidumping duty investigation)

Colin Greenhouses v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 52 (Ct. Int’l Trade May 20, 2008) (trade adjustment assistance benefits)

Gilda Indus., Inc. v. United States, 556 F. Supp. 2d 1366 (Ct. Int’l Trade May 14, 2008) (importer’s duties)  Text

Pat Huval Rest. & Oyster Bar, Inc. v. United States, 547 F. Supp. 2d 1352 (Ct. Int’l Trade March 3, 2008) (affected domestic producers list)  Text

Dus & Derrick, Inc. v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 17 (Ct. Int’l Trade Feb. 6, 2008) (trade adjustment assistance benefits)

Tropicana Prods. v. United States, 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 16 (Ct. Int’l Trade Feb. 5, 2008) (causation of injury to the domestic industry)

Dorsey v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 13 (Ct. Int’l Trade January 25, 2008) (trade adjustment assistance benefits reconsidered)

Seafood Exps. Ass’n of India v. United States, 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 7 (Ct. Int’l Trade Jan. 18, 2008) (notice pertaining to the bond directive)

Den Hoed v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 6 (Ct. Int’l Trade Jan. 16, 2008) (trade adjustment assistance benefits)

Anderson v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 493 F. Supp. 2d 1288 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (trade adjustment assistance benefits approved)  Text

O’Toole v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 471 F. Supp. 2d 1323 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (trade adjustment assistance benefits denied)  Text

Valley Fresh Seafood, Inc. v. United States, 30 Int’l Trade Rep. (BNA) 1121 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (administrative review of an antidumping duty order contested)

Avecia, Inc. v. United States, 483 F. Supp. 2d 1251 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (protest jurisdiction)  Text

Native Fed’n of the Madre De Dios River & Tributaries v. Bozovich Timber Prods., 491 F. Supp. 2d 1174 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (Endangered Species Act (ESA)  Text

Lady Kim T. Inc. v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 491 F. Supp. 2d 1366 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (trade adjustment assistance)  Text

PS Chez Sidney, L.L.C. v. United States ITC, 502 F. Supp. 2d 1318 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (First Amendment claims)  Text

Nevinnomysskiy Azot v. United States, 29 Int’l Trade Rep. (BNA) 2352 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (revocation of antidumping duty)  Text

Jinan Yipin Corp. v. United States, 526 F. Supp. 2d 1347 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (antidumping duty order)  Text

Crawfish Processors Alliance v. United States, 30 Int’l Trade Rep. (BNA) 1159 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (dumping margin)

Cricket Hosiery, Inc. v. United States, 429 F. Supp. 2d 1338 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (First Amendment)  Text

Native Fed’n of the Madre De Dios River & Tributaries v. Bozovich Timber Prods., 491 F. Supp. 2d 1174 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (environmentalists asserted violation of CITES)  Text

Canadian Wheat Bd. v. United States, 491 F. Supp. 2d 1234 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (exception from liquidation of importer’s entries)  Text

PAM, S.p.A. v. United States, 495 F. Supp. 2d 1360 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (antidumping administrative review)  Text

Allied Pac. Food (Dalian) Co. v. United States, 435 F. Supp. 2d 1295 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (final antidumping less-than-fair-value determination)  Text

Wooten v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 441 F. Supp. 2d 1253 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (trade adjustment assistance)  Text

Nat’l Fisheries Inst., Inc. v. United States Bureau of Customs & Border Prot., 465 F. Supp. 2d 1300 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (imposition of rigorous continuous bond requirements)  Text

Selivanoff v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 28 Int’l Trade Rep. (BNA) 2085 (Ct. Int’l Trade July 25, 2006) (trade adjustment assistance cash benefits denied)

Lady Kelly, Inc. v. United States Secy. of Agric., 427 F. Supp. 2d 1171 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (trade adjustment assistance)  Text

Cabana v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 427 F. Supp. 2d 1232 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (trade adjustment assistance (TAA) benefits)  Text

Than Viet Do v. United States Secretary of Agriculture, 427 F. Supp. 2d 1224 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2006) (Trade Adjustment Assistance)  Text

Desert Glory, Ltd. v. United States, 368 F. Supp. 2d 1334 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (antidumping investigation notice)  Text

Hontex Enters. v. United States, 29 C.I.T. 1096 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (antidumping duty rate for two foreign exporters)  Text

Nufarm America’s, Inc. v. United States, 29 C.I.T. 1317, 1318 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (imposition of duties on merchandise imported under duty deferral programs)  Text

Tao Van Trinh v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 29 C.I.T. 1058 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (trade adjustment assistance benefits)  Text

Ingman v. United States Sec’y of Agric., 29 C.I.T. 1123 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (trade adjustment assistance benefits)

Int’l Labor Rights Fund v. United States, 29 C.I.T. 1050 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (imported cocoa produced by forced child labor)  Text

Int’l Custom Prods. v. United States, 29 C.I.T. 617 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2005) (imposition of a rate advance contested)   Text

An Giang Agriculture and Food Import Export Company v. United States, 350 F.Supp.2d 1162 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2004) (Dep’t of Commerce statutory authority)  Text

Huaiyang Hongda Dehydrated Vegetable Co. v. United States, 28 C.I.T. 1944 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2004) (administrative review of the antidumping order)

Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. United States, 28 C.I.T. 931 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2004) (administrative review of the antidumping order)  Text

Pillsbury Co. v. United States, 28 C.I.T. 1418 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2004) (U.S. Harmonized Tariff Sched. classification)   Text

Yancheng Baolong Biochemical Prods. Co. v. United States, 28 C.I.T. 578 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2004) (administrative review of the antidumping order)  Text

Pillsbury Co. v. United States, 27 C.I.T. 1628 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2003) (drawback claims)  Text

Former Emples. of Galey & Lord Indus. v. Chao, 26 C.I.T. 806 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2002) (trade adjustment assistance)  Text

Orleans Int’l v. United States, 26 C.I.T. 543 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2002) (Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985)  Text

Huaiyin Foreign Trade Corp. (30) v. United States Doc, 26 C.I.T. 494 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2002) (review of antidumping duty)  Text

Ocean Harvest Wholesale, Inc. v. United States, 26 C.I.T. 358 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2002) (first administrative review of the antidumping duty)

Kanematsu United States v. United States, 26 C.I.T. 137 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2002) (agricultural use classifies the subject merchandise under Harmonized Tariff Sched. of the United States)  Text

Pac. Giant Inc. v. United States, 26 C.I.T. 894 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2002) (antidumping duty order)  Text


 

FIRST CIRCUIT

Lluberes v. Uncommon Productions, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 3245283 (D. Mass Aug. 16, 2010) (working conditions of Haitian sugarcane laborers)  Text

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Litig., 382 F. Supp. 2d 221 (D. Mass. 2004) (antitrust claims)  Text

Harvey v. Veneman, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18162 (D. Me. Oct. 10, 2003) (organic labeling)  Text


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 613 F.3d 76 (2d Cir. 2010) (importation of solid wood packing material)  Text

Boyd v. AWB Ltd., 544 F. Supp. 2d 236 (D.N.Y. 2008) (monopoly on wheat sold to Iraq)   Text

NRDC, Inc. v. United States Dep’t of Agric., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40644 (D.N.Y. 2007) (environmental impact)


 

THIRD CIRCUIT

Intercitrus v. United States Dep’t of Agric., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15427 (D. Pa. 2002) (import suspension order)


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

Int’l Ctr. for Tech. Assessment v. Johanns, 473 F. Supp. 2d 9 (D.D.C. 2007) (genetically engineered (GE) varieties of grasses)  Text

Md. Port Admin. v. Premier Auto. Servs. (In re Premier Auto. Servs.), 343 B.R. 501 (Bankr. D. Md. 2006) (bankruptcy and new lease)  Text

Hawai’i Orchid Growers Ass’n v. United States Dep’t of Agric., 436 F. Supp. 2d 45 (D.D.C. 2006) (Endangered Species Act challenged)  Text

Banks v. Veneman, 402 F. Supp. 2d 43, 44 (D.D.C. 2005) (labor discrimination claims)  Text

Int’l Labor Rights Fund v. Bush, 357 F. Supp. 2d 204 (D.D.C. 2004) (imported cocoa produced by forced child labor)  Text


 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

Piazza’s Seafood World, LLC v. Odom, 448 F.3d 744 (5th Cir. 2006) (state labeling statute)  Text

Pat Huval’s Fisherman Wharf v. ITC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62678 (D. La. 2006) (“the Byrd Amendment”)


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

Caviar v. United States Fish & Wildlife Servs., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100878 (E.D. Tenn. Dec. 15, 2008) (exhaustion of administrative remedies)

Mich. Pork Producers Ass’n v. Veneman, 348 F.3d 157 (6th Cir. 2003) (First Amendment)  Text

Dailey v. Veneman, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 24623 (6th Cir. Ohio Dec. 3, 2002) (plant and meat inspectation)


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Nat’l Foreign Trade Council, Inc. v. Giannoulias, 523 F. Supp. 2d 731, 735 (N.D. Ill. 2007) (humanitarian exception for exports of ag. products to Sudan)  Text

Caterpillar Inc. v. Telescan Techs., L.L.C., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3477 (D. Ill. 2002) (trademark)


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

Schoenbaum v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24630 (E.D. Mo. Mar. 27, 2008) (monopoly)

Smithfield Foods, Inc. v. Miller, 241 F. Supp. 2d 978 (S.D. Iowa 2003) (facial discrimination against foreign interests)  Text

S.D. Farm Bureau v. Hazeltine, 2002 F.Supp.2d 1020 (D.S.D. 2002) (exclusion of foreign corporations from business)   Text


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

Delano Farms Co. v. Cal. Table Grape Comm’n, 546 F. Supp. 2d 859 (E.D. Cal. March 28, 2008) (First Amendment)  Text

Earth Island Inst. v. Hogarth, 484 F.3d 1123 (9th Cir. Cal. 2007) (fishery effects on dolphin conservation)  Text

Cactus Corner, LLC v. United States Dep’t. of Agric., 450 F.3d 428 (9th Cir. Cal. 2006) (import permission)  Text

United States ex rel. Huangyan Imp. & Exp. Corp v. Nature’s Farm Prods., 370 F. Supp. 2d 993 (D. Cal. 2005) (falsification of products’ country of origin)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. USDA, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 17360 (9th Cir. 2005) (import ban Final Rule determination)  Text

In re Wash. State Apple Adver. Comm’n, 257 F. Supp. 2d 1290, 1293 (E.D. Wash. 2003) (collection assessments)  Text

United States v. Pac. Mar. Ass’n, 229 F. Supp. 2d 1008 (D. Cal. 2002) (lockout affected the maritime industry)  Text

Charter v. United States Dep’t of Agric., 230 F. Supp. 2d 1121 (D. Mont. 2002) (maintenance and expansion of existing beef markets)  Text


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

U.S. Ex rel. Bahrani v. ConAgra, Inc., 624 F.3d 1275 (10th Cir. 2010) (fraudulent alteration of USDA export certificates for meat products)  Text


 

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

Osorio v. Dole Food Company, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 713 (11th Cir. January 5, 2009) (recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment)

United States v. Norris, 452 F.3d 1275 (11th Cir. 2006) (CITES sentencing)  Text

United States v. Panhandle Trading, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53698 (D. Fla. 2006) (false labeling)

Aldana v. Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc., 416 F.3d 1242 (11th Cir. Fla. 2005) (labor dispute)  Text


 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Nat’l Corn Growers Ass’n v. E.P.A., 613 F.3d 266 (C.A. D.C. 2010) (EPA ban of carbofuran on domestic and imported food)  Text

Am. Cargo Transp. v. Natsios, 429 F. Supp. 2d 139 (D.D.C. 2006) (contract to a foreign flag ship)  Text

Castlewood Prods. v. Norton, 361 U.S. App. D.C. 151 (D.C. Cir. 2004) (Endangered Species Act)  Text


 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Hacker v. United States, 613 F.3d 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (denial of application for trade adjustment assistance cash benefits)  Text

Aectra Ref. & Mktg., Inc. v. United States, 565 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (untimely claim for drawback on import fees)  Text

Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance v. United States, 517 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. February 25, 2008) (NAFTA Implementation Act)  Text

Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Comm. v. United States, 515 F.3d 1372 (Fed. Cir. February 15, 2008) (antidumping investigation and the final scope determination)  Text

Bourdeau Bros. v. ITC, 444 F.3d 1317 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (trademarks)  Text

Steen v. United States, 468 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (“trade adjustment assistance” cash benefit)  Text

Gilda Indus. v. United States, 446 F.3d 1271 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (USTR’s compilation and administration of WTO retaliation list challenged)  Text

Zhejiang Native Produce & Animal By-Products Imp. & Exp. Corp. v. United States, 432 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (retroactive antidumping duty)  Text

Grandits v. United States, 66 Fed. Cl. 519 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (liability for overtime)

Huaiyin Foreign Trade Corp. v. United States, 322 F.3d 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (dumping duty margin)  Text

In re Les Halles de Paris J.V., 334 F.3d 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (diceptive trademark)  Text

Defenders of Wildlife v. Hogarth, 330 F.3d 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (challenging administrative determinations)  Text

Orleans Int’l, Inc. v. United States, 334 F.3d 1375 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (Beef Promotion and Research Act)  Text

Hohenberg Bros. Co. v. United States, 301 F.3d 1299 (Fed. Cir. 2002) (harbor maintenance tax (HMT))  Text


 

CALIFORNIA

Sea Foods Co., Ltd. v. O.M. Foods Co., Ltd., 150 Cal. App. 4th 769 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007) (fraud)  Text