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GDLSK TO SPEAK ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES IN TRADE WITH CHINA, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CHINA 301 AND FORCED LABOR ISSUES

On October 20, 2021, GDLSK’s Arthur Bodek and Kristina Barry will be speaking on hot button issues in trade with China, with an emphasis on China 301 and forced labor issues. Trade with China continues to involve a fast-evolving landscape, with the USTR recently laying out the Biden-Harris Administration’s New Approach to the U.S. – […]

USTR EXTENDS EXPIRING CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL CARE PRODUCTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 14, 2021

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is temporarily extending the China 301 tariff exclusions on 99 medical care products through November 14, 2021. On December 29, 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USTR had announced that it was extending expiring China 301 tariff exclusions on certain […]

CUSTOMS VALUATION 1-DAY VIRTUAL COURSE

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a full day Customs Valuation Virtual Course for the Foreign Trade Association. This course is intended for compliance professionals with responsibility for U.S. and/or global customs compliance, and for management with finance responsibilities.  The course will provide an in-depth review of the rules for customs valuation used in WTO member […]

USTR SEEKS COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL CARE PRODUCTS

In a Federal Register Notice of August 27, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is seeking comments on the extension of existing China 301 exclusions on certain medical care products. On December 29, 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USTR had announced that it was extending […]

BUYING DDP – UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING THE COMPLIANCE RISKS

Erik Smithweiss, a partner resident in the Los Angeles office of GDLSK, will be conducting a webinar for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT on the topic of Buying DDP – Understanding and Managing the Compliance Risks.  Companies often […]

FRANK DESIDERIO SPEAKS AT NCBFAA CONFERENCE

On July 27,2021, GDLSK partner Frank Desiderio served as a panelist at the G-TEC conference hosted by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders  Association of America at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland. The panel discussion focused on the increase in Customs Inquiries ( Customs and Border Protection Forms 28) and the consequences of careless, […]

NORTH AMERICAN CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE FUNDAMENTALS: USMCA (CUSMA) UPDATE

On June 29, 2021, Arthur Bodek will be a panelist in the above program co-sponsored by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association and the Canadian Apparel Federation.  As we approach the one-year anniversary of the USMCA, this program will delve into key changes from the NAFTA in the textile and apparel provisions of the new agreement.  […]

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE PROPOSES TO PUBLICLY RELEASE SENSITIVE IMPORT/EXPORT INFORMATION

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “the Agency”) has recently announced its intention to release sensitive information relating to the import and export of wildlife specimens and flora (including merchandise) pursuant to several Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests that the Agency has received.  This action would impact ALL importers and exporters of […]