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FTC SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED REPEAL OF THE CARE LABELING RULE

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a draft notice seeking public comment on a proposed repeal of the Care Labeling rule for Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (the “Care Labeling Rule”). The notice is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the near future. The Care Labeling Rule requires manufacturers and […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 2 PRODUCTS AND A TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO A PREVIOUS EXCLUSION

On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional product description will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusion relates to items on China 301 List 2 (the $16 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff of […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TWO PREVIOUS EXCLUSIONS

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 119 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL

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 […]

RELATED PARTY ROYALTIES HELD TO BE NON-DUTIABLE

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 […]

NEW SECTION 301 DUTIES PROPOSED FOR CERTAIN FRENCH PRODUCTS

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 […]

GTEC CONFERENCE, JULY 30, 2019, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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.      

UPDATE: CHINA 301 LIST 3 TARIFF INCREASE TIED TO DATE OF EXPORT; EXCLUSION PROCESS TO BE ISSUED

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 […]

GOLDEN LION AWARD

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.  

PRESENTATION BY FRANK J. DESIDERIO AT THE NATIONAL CUSTOMS BROKERS & FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION’S 46TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

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 […]