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COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT SANTA SUIT IS NOT FESTIVE

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (in the April 29, 2019 decision in Rubies Costume Company v. United States), considered whether the below “Premier Plush 9 Piece Santa Suit” (consisting of a jacket, pants, gloves, a toy sack, a beard, a wig, a hat, a belt, and shoe covers) fell within the tariff […]

USTR RELEASES LIST OF ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS EXCLUDED FROM CHINA 301 TARIFFS

The U.S. Trade Representative has published a list of additional products excluded from the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese origin products.  Additional duties of 25% ad valorem were applied to these products as of July 6, 2018.  The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will extend for one year after publication of the […]

POSSIBLE RETALIATORY DUTIES ON PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

The USTR has published a preliminary list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“HTS”) codes on which the USTR may impose future Section 301 duties in connection with products imported from the European Union. The list includes products in the aerospace sector as well as a wide range of consumer goods, including food and beverage products, handbags, […]

NEW EXCEPTIONS MADE FOR CERTAIN GARMENTS OF SPECIFIED NON-ORIGINATING FABRICS UNDER THE U.S.-MOROCCO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (USMFTA)

The U.S. has announced an agreement with Morocco, effective April 1, 2019, under which the originating status rule for five classes of woven garments has been modified to allow for the use of certain non-originating fabrics (i.e., the specified fabrics for the listed garments may be sourced from outside of Morocco or the U.S.) In […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2019 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE OR LIVE!

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 April 2019 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an excellent overview […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2019 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE OR LIVE!

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 April 2019 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an excellent overview […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER: CUSTOMS BROKER USER FEE

CBP has issued a Notice reminding the brokerage community that the Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2019 is due by January 25, 2019. The fee is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association or corporation, and for both local and national permits. The annual fee […]

DAVID M. MURPHY WILL PRESENT “TRADE WARS & TRADE AGREEMENTS: WHERE WE STAND AND WHERE WE GO FROM HERE” AT THE 17TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST CARGO SYMPOSIUM OF THE COALITION OF NEW ENGLAND COMPANIES FOR TRADE (CONECT) IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, ON NOVEMBER 15, 2018.

David M. Murphy will present Trade Wars & Trade Agreements: Where We Stand and Where We Go from Here” at the 17th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium of the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) in Providence, Rhode Island, on November 15, 2018. The 40-minute presentation will address recent trade actions (Section 232 Steel/Aluminum, […]

ARTHUR BODEK TO PRESENT AT IMPORT/EXPORT BASICS SEMINAR IN NATICK, MA

On September 26, 2018, Arthur W. Bodek will be presenting at an Import/Export Basics Seminar cosponsored by the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) & U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Arthur’s topic will be “Free Trade Agreements 101”. Registration and further information about this program, which will take place from 8:30 AM […]