GDLSK is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Petelin (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/brandon-m-petelin/) has accepted an invitation to become “of counsel” to the firm and will continue to practice in the firm’s Washington DC office, where he focuses on representing foreign companies and U.S. importers in international trade matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade […]
In Trimil SA vs United States, Slip Op 19-161, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled that payments made by the importer to parties related to the sellers of the imported merchandise for advertising fees and trademark royalties (collectively “fees”) were not part of dutiable value. The holding in this case is significant for […]
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the Digital Services Tax that will be imposed by France is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce. As a result, the Section 301 committee will hold hearings to determine which products from France may be subject to additional duties of up to […]
On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Frank J. Desiderio will serve as a panelist at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders GTEC Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The panel will discuss Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care, 25 years after the Customs Modernization Act.
On May 8, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a Notice confirming that Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 3, will be subject to an increased additional tariff rate of 25% ad valorem. Importantly, the change will take effect with respect to goods: entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on […]
On May 3, 2019, at a Black Tie Dinner at the Garden City Hotel, Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America will present the Golden Lion Award to GDLSK partner, Frank J. Desiderio, for his accomplishments and contributions to the community.
On Monday, April 15, 2019, Partner, Frank Desiderio presented a program entitled “CASE STUDY; Broker Liabilities in a Litigious World” at the National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association’s 46th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The topic included an in depth analysis of NIKE and False Claims Act litigation in trade matters. Mr. Desiderio is also an invited […]
On March 25, 2019, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) dismissed Am. Inst. For Int’l Steel v. Judges United States, CIT No. 18-00152, in which a number of plaintiffs had challenged President Trump’s decision of March 18, 2018 to impose a 25% additional duty on certain steel imports and a […]
GDLSK ended 2018 and started 2019 with complete victories before the Court of International Trade (CIT) for its clients in appeals of the fifth and sixth administrative reviews of the antidumping duty (AD) order on off-the-road tires (OTR) from China. In the sixth review, the CIT on December 21, 2018, ordered the Department of Commerce […]
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) earlier this month published notice of its unanimous determination that imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin from China and India were not injuring the domestic PTFE industry: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-12-04/pdf/2018-26324.pdf PTFE is a polymer used in myriad applications for its low friction properties. PTFE is commonly known as Teflon, a trademark of […]