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Frank J. Desiderio will serve on a panel at the 2013 International Trade Update CLE at Georgetown Law Center

On March 1, 2013, Frank Desiderio will be a panelist at the Georgetown's Law Center's International Trade Update.  He will participate in a panel discussion relating to "Customs Seizure and Forfeiture Process and Protests of Post-Entry Audits."  Additional information about this program is available at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/continuing-legal-education/programs/cle/international-trade-update/

   

Lead Content Limit for Children's Products to be Reduced to 100 PPM

Pursuant to a Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) vote on July 13, 2011, a Federal Register notice will soon be published announcing that children’s products will be required to meet a reduced lead limit of 100 parts per million (“ppm”) as of August 14th, 2011. This limit applies to the lead content of the substrate material in a children’s product (the lead content of paint and similar surface coatings is governed by a different standard).

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A Day Of Fashion Law

Join Program Chairs Frances Hadfield, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP, and Olivera Medenica, Wahab & Medenica LLC and an All-star faculty at Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law on Friday, February 8.

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U.S. International Trade Commission Declines to Recommend Additional Duty-Free "Festive Article" Tariff Provisions

In a recently issued report, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has determined that it will not recommend to the President the adoption of additional duty-free “festive article” tariff provisions.

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CBP Agrees to Cancel PMS Late Filing Claims

The Customs & Border Protection National Finance Center has recently issued liquidated damages claims in connection with Periodic Monthly Statements (“PMS”) where payments were made late. These claims have for the most part been issued against the importers of record who have generally sought to claim against the broker for causing the late payment.

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