The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigating whether shipments of Apple products have violated U.S. trade law, according to an announcement on the agency's website.
Rival phone company Motorola filed a complaint with the commission charging that the import of certain iPhones, iPads and iPods violated the Tariff Act of 1930. Motorola has asked the commission to stop the import of the products.
The trade commission has not yet set a date for when its investigation will be completed.
The import of large power transformers from South Korea is hurting U.S. business because the units are being sold below a fair market value, according to an evaluaton by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
As a result, the Commerce Department is likely to impose additional tarriffs on the import of the transformers.
The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to continue investigating the import of xanthan gum from Austria and China following concerns that its hurting U.S. business.
The investigation by the Department of Commerce is looking into whether the imported gum is being sold below market value and therefore hurting American suppliers of the product, according to a press release from the trade commission.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has published "The Year in Trade 2011," its annual analysis of U.S. trading activities. The report covers international trade law, the World Trade Organization, and free-trade agreements among others.
The full report can be found here, while a press release from the USITC can be found here.