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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FREIGHT RAIL COUPLERS AND PARTS THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China and Mexico ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The scope of this investigation covers certain freight railcar couplers (also known as “fits” or “assemblies”) and parts thereof. Freight railcar couplers are composed of two main parts, namely knuckles and coupler bodies but may also include other […]

RICHARD WORTMAN OF GDLSK TO CO-CHAIR ACI’S 11TH ADVANCED FORUM ON IMPORT COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Los Angeles Partner Richard Wortman will be co-chairing American Conference Institute’s 11th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement, taking place November 8-9, in Washington, DC at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.  This industry conference will cover a range of current topics. To review the agenda or to register, please click here, ACI’s 11th Import Compliance […]

RICHARD WORTMAN OF GDLSK TO PRESENT A WEBINAR: “WHEN CUSTOMS COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR”

Los Angeles Partner Richard Wortman will be presenting a webinar “When Customs Comes Knocking At Your Door” on September 15th, 2022 for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) from 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT.  To register, please REGISTER HERE. This webinar will touch on such topics as Administrative Summonses, Requests […]

CIT WRONGLY IMPOSED THE NON-MARKET ECONOMY TEST IN CONNECTION WITH FIRST SALE TRANSACTIONS

In Meyer Corporation v. US., the importer sought to establish the dutiable value of its imported cookware using the “first-sale” price from the manufacturer to the distributor.  The Court of International Trade (“CIT”) required Meyer to prove not only that the sales were conducted at arms-length but were also unaffected by China’s status as a […]

FRANK DESIDERIO AND ERIK SMITHWEISS TO SPEAK AT NCBFAA G-TEC CONFERENCE

Frank Desiderio and Erik Smithweiss will be speakers at the upcoming National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders G-TEC Conference in Chicago on August 1-2, 2022. Frank Desiderio will present on a panel discussion titled “What Supply Chain and Compliance Teams Should Know About 301 and Other Retaliatory Tariffs.”  The program will provide an overview of […]

CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES ON ALUMINUM FOIL FROM CHINA COMPLETED IN KOREA AND THAILAND

I.  Type of Action: The U.S Department of Commerce (DOC) has self-initiated country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether certain aluminum foil completed in either Korea or Thailand using inputs (e., aluminum foil-and sheet-gauge products) manufactured in China are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on Certain Aluminum Foil from China. II.  […]

IMPORTANT UPDATES TO EXPORT ENFORCEMENT POLICIES ANNOUNCED BY THE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY

At  the recently concluded Bureau of Industry and Security Update Conference in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Matthew Axelrod, announced four significant policy changes affecting export enforcement, which are focused on increasing the consequence of an export violation and strengthening the efforts of the Office of Export Enforcement to keep sensitive U.S. technologies […]

UPCOMING GDLSK PRESENTATIONS ON CBP’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT (UFLPA)

On July 21st, Richard Wortman and Arthur Bodek will be presenting at a program for the California Fashion Association (CFA) entitled “The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect. Will I have merchandise to sell?”  Issues addressed will include the key provisions under the UFLPA, importer obligations, comparisons with the “Withhold Release Order” […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2022 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a virtual course in preparation for the October 2022 Customs Broker License Exam.  The 11 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (GDLSK), a resident partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, July 25, 2022.  This […]

GDLSK TO SPEAK ON PANEL WITH CBP CONCERNING THE AGENCY’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT (UFLPA)

On June 2, 2022, GDLSK’s Heather Litman will join Elva Muñeton, Acting Executive Director Office of Trade, UFLPA Implementation Task Force, and Daniel Meylor of Carmichael International Service on a webinar concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) enforcement of the UFLPA. June 21, 2022 is the effective date of the rebuttable presumption under the UFLPA. Thereunder, […]