U.S. will appeal injunction blocking China safeguards
The United States has filed a notice of appeal, the first step in a formal appeals process, in an effort to end a preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. Court of International Trade against the consideration of 'threat-based' China safeguard petitions by the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
The title of the case is 'U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel v. United States,' slip opinion 04-162, docket number 04-00598. For a full analysis of the injunction granted by U.S. Senior Judge Richard W. Goldberg, the context for it, and the consequences thus far (see February American Shipper, page 8).
The government filed its notice with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., almost a month after Goldberg issued his injunction on Dec. 30. He will preside at a full trial of the case later in 2005.