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WEBINAR – REVIEW YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR COTTON! UPCOMING U.S. CUSTOMS MANDATORY ENFORCEMENT

Richard Wortman will be speaking about forced labor issues for the California Fashion Association on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM.  This webinar relates to supply chain issues and best practices for importing cotton from China and nearby countries.  Richard will speak about the overarching problem, focused on cotton and leased labor.  Richard will […]

WEBINAR – FIRST SALE VALUATION AND THE MEYER DECISION

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a webinar for the Foreign Trade Association on First Sale Valuation on April 21, 2021.  The webinar will address the impact of the recent U.S. Court of International Trade decision in Meyer Corp. United States, Slip Op. 21-26, as well as recent CBP rulings, on the continued use of first […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN MOBILE ACCESS EQUIPMENT AND SUBASSEMBLIES THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  China ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II. Product: The merchandise covered by these investigations consists of certain mobile access equipment, which consists primarily of boom lifts, scissor lifts, and material telehandlers, and subassemblies thereof. Mobile access equipment combines a mobile (self-propelled or towed) chassis, with a direct, mechanically […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS AND THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL AND ASSOCIATES

It is with great pride that GDLSK announces that John A. Schoenig (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/john-a-schoenig/), Jordan C. Kahn (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/jordan-c-kahn/), Brandon Petelin (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/brandon-petelin/) and Dharmendra Choudhary (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/dharmendra-n-choudhary/) have become partners in the firm. John will continue to practice in the New York office. Jordan, Brandon and Dharmendra will continue to practice in the Washington office. The firm is also pleased […]

CBP ISSUES DETENTION ORDER ON COTTON PRODUCTS MADE BY XINJIANG PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION CORPS USING PRISON LABOR

In a December 2, 2020 statement, CBP’s Office of Trade directed the issuance of a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) against cotton and cotton products made by Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (“XPCC”) based on information that reasonably indicates its use of forced labor.  As a result, CBP will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON POLYESTER TEXTURED YARN FROM INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, THAILAND, AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam II. Product: The merchandise covered by this Petition is polyester textured yarn.  Polyester textured yarn is a type of synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate or “PET”).  Specifically excluded from this definition are textured yarns […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON THERMAL PAPER FROM GERMANY, JAPAN, KOREA AND SPAIN

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain II.  Product: Thermal paper is a paper coated with chemicals that react to form images when exposed to heat. Thermal paper can be used in special printers to create an image without ribbons or other consumables (other than the paper […]

DOC PROPOSES CHANGES TO ITS ADD/CVD REGULATIONS, INCLUDING ASSESSING ADD/CVD RETROACTIVELY ON MERCHANDISE SUBJECT TO SCOPE AND ANTI-CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has published proposed changes to its regulations governing antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. Most significantly, DOC proposes to overhaul its scope Regulations so that its affirmative scope and anti-circumvention decisions would apply retroactively to all unliquidated entries – including shipments entered prior to the initiation of […]

US-EU TRADE UPDATE: US AND EU AGREE TO REDUCE TARIFFS ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND THE EU ASKS THE US TO WITHDRAW TARIFFS IN CONNECTION WITH THE LARGE CIVIL AIRCRAFT DISPUTE

On August 21, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Joint Statement with the European Union Trade Commission to announce the first tariff reductions between the US and EU in over 20 years. The tariff reductions will be retroactive to August 1, 2020.  The US will reduce tariff rates by […]

USTR REVISES LIST OF EU GOODS SUBJECT TO LARGE AIRCRAFT SEC. 301 RETALIATORY TARIFFS

On August 12, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued the modified list (Annex 2, section 2) of European Union (“E.U.”) goods subject to Sec. 301 retaliatory tariffs in connection with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) case against E.U. large aircraft subsidies. While approximately 24,000 comments were filed in response to the USTR’s request […]