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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 Importantly, the change will take effect with respect to goods: entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on […]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 […]

POTENTIAL CHALLENGE TO THE PRESIDENT’S SECTION 232 DUTIES

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 SECURES CIT WINS FOR TIRES EXPORTERS IN CONSECUTIVE AD REVIEWS

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 […]

GDLSK PREVENTS AD/CVD ON PTFE FROM CHINA AND INDIA

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 […]

CIT RULES THAT CHINESE XANTHAN GUM PRODUCER SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM AD ORDER AFTER PROTRACTED LEGAL BATTLE

On September 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce redetermination that Xanthan Gum exported by GDLSK clients Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (aka Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.) and Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd. (collectively, Fufeng) was not dumped in the United States. As a result, […]