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

On July 7th, Arthur Bodek will be presenting at a program for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association entitled “CBP Forced Labor Import Enforcement: What to Expect under the UFLPA and Beyond!”  Issues addressed will include the key provisions under the UFLPA, importer obligations, comparisons with the “Withhold Release Order” forced labor program, and how the […]

GDLSK SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCES USITC THAT DOMESTIC FREIGHT RAIL COUPLER INDUSTRY IS NOT MATERIALLY INJURED OR THREATENED WITH MATERIAL INJURY BY REASON OF CHINESE IMPORTS

The United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”), by a vote of 5 – 0, has determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of freight rail coupler (“FRC”) systems and components from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) determined were subsidized and sold […]

6.22.2022 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

In its decision of April 1, 2022, in In Re Section 301 Cases, Court No. 21-00052, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ordered the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to provide the court with a report by June 30, 2022, that describes how the agency reached its decision to impose List 3 and List […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2022 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM – ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the October 2022 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an excellent overview […]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INITIATES INVESTIGATION OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SECTION 232 AND 301 TARIFFS ON U.S. INDUSTRIES

The United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has announced the commencement of its retrospective investigation on the economic impact on the U.S. industries most affected by the Section 232 and 301 tariffs that were active as of March 15, 2022. NOTE: This investigation is in addition to a separate from the United States Trade Representative’s […]

CHINA ISSUES THE FIRST IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS IN DRAFT FORM UNDER ITS EXPORT CONTROL LAW

On Thursday 21 April, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) issued a draft for public review and comment of its first set of implementing regulations1 under the 2020 Export Control Law of China. These draft regulations contain many significant elements of which all companies operating in China should take note. […]

UNITED STATES IMPOSES EXPORT RESTRICTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has imposed significant restrictions on exports to Russia.  Effective February 24, 2022, goods covered by Categories 3-9 of the Commerce Control List (CCL) are subject to license requirements and licensing is under a “policy to deny.”  The involved CCL categories cover:  Electronics; Computers; Telecommunications; Information […]

2/2/2022 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

On February 1, 2022, the three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of International Trade heard oral argument in the pending litigation challenging the imposition of Section 301 Lists 3 and 4A additional duties on certain goods from China The oral argument lasted for over three hours and centered on three main topics: 1) whether the […]

GDLSK ATTORNEYS TO SPEAK ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES ON FIRST SALE

On January 26, 2022, GDLSK Partners Arthur Bodek and Kevin Leonard will be speaking on the subject of the first sale duty-savings opportunity at an online program hosted by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association. The Customs valuation of imported merchandise continues to be one of the most important aspects of business planning for fashion companies.  […]

CHINA ISSUES A WHITE PAPER PROVIDING INSIGHT INTO THE POLICY OBJECTIVES AND ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS OF ITS EMERGING EXPORT CONTROL REGIME

On 29 December 2021, China’s State Council released a white paper on China’s export control regime, laying out China’s policy objectives as it expands and modernizes its dual-use export control regime. In this paper, the Chinese State Council has articulated its intention to promulgate and administer a “fair, reasonable, and non-discriminating export control system.”  Also of […]