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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 […]

USTR SEEKS COMMENTS ON THE REINSTATEMENT OF CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

On October 5, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR”) announced that it is seeking comment on the possible reinstatement of certain expired China 301 tariff exclusions. Beginning in 2018, the USTR imposed additional tariffs on specified products of China in response to a finding that certain of China’s acts, policies, and practices […]

9/9/2021 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

As detailed in our previous litigation updates, the court issued an order on July 6, 2021, that was intended to maintain the availability of refunds for entries that were unliquidated as of the date of that order. That order contemplated that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would suspend liquidation of plaintiffs’ List 3 or […]

CHINA SECTION 301 LITIGATION UPDATE: GOVERNMENT FILES ITS INITIAL RESPONSE

On March 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a “master answer” in the China Section 301 litigation. The U.S. Court of International Trade three-judge panel that is hearing this case had directed DOJ to file a generic answer to the allegations that are common to the over 3,700 complaints that have been […]