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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FREIGHT RAIL COUPLERS AND PARTS THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China and Mexico ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The scope of this investigation covers certain freight railcar couplers (also known as “fits” or “assemblies”) and parts thereof. Freight railcar couplers are composed of two main parts, namely knuckles and coupler bodies but may also include other […]

RICHARD WORTMAN OF GDLSK TO CO-CHAIR ACI’S 11TH ADVANCED FORUM ON IMPORT COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Los Angeles Partner Richard Wortman will be co-chairing American Conference Institute’s 11th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement, taking place November 8-9, in Washington, DC at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.  This industry conference will cover a range of current topics. To review the agenda or to register, please click here, ACI’s 11th Import Compliance […]

RICHARD WORTMAN OF GDLSK TO PRESENT A WEBINAR: “WHEN CUSTOMS COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR”

Los Angeles Partner Richard Wortman will be presenting a webinar “When Customs Comes Knocking At Your Door” on September 15th, 2022 for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) from 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT.  To register, please REGISTER HERE. This webinar will touch on such topics as Administrative Summonses, Requests […]

FRANK DESIDERIO AND ERIK SMITHWEISS TO SPEAK AT NCBFAA G-TEC CONFERENCE

Frank Desiderio and Erik Smithweiss will be speakers at the upcoming National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders G-TEC Conference in Chicago on August 1-2, 2022. Frank Desiderio will present on a panel discussion titled “What Supply Chain and Compliance Teams Should Know About 301 and Other Retaliatory Tariffs.”  The program will provide an overview of […]

UPCOMING GDLSK PRESENTATIONS ON CBP’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT (UFLPA)

On July 21st, Richard Wortman and Arthur Bodek will be presenting at a program for the California Fashion Association (CFA) entitled “The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect. Will I have merchandise to sell?”  Issues addressed will include the key provisions under the UFLPA, importer obligations, comparisons with the “Withhold Release Order” […]

UPCOMING GDLSK PRESENTATIONS ON CBP’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT (UFLPA)

On July 7th, Arthur Bodek will be presenting at a program for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association entitled “CBP Forced Labor Import Enforcement: What to Expect under the UFLPA and Beyond!”  Issues addressed will include the key provisions under the UFLPA, importer obligations, comparisons with the “Withhold Release Order” forced labor program, and how the […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2022 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a virtual course in preparation for the October 2022 Customs Broker License Exam.  The 11 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (GDLSK), a resident partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, July 25, 2022.  This […]

CBP ISSUES UFLPA OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE

On June 13, 2022, CBP issued its operational guidance as to how it will process shipments under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “the Act”) that will take effect on June 21st.  Under this statute goods made wholly or in part in Xinjiang, or by entities identified on a forthcoming UFLPA Entity List, […]

FORCED LABOR REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION TAKES EFFECT ON JUNE 21, 2022 – ARE YOU READY?

Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), effective June 21, 2022, a rebuttable presumption of “forced labor” will apply to goods that are produced, wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) of China or by an entity identified as being associated with XUAR labor. GDLSK’s summary of the UFLPA can […]

FURTHER EXTENSION OF CERTAIN COVID-RELATED CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

The USTR has announced that it is further extending certain China 301 exclusions that had been put in place and/or previously extended to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 81 exclusions at issue, which had been extended through May 31, 2022, are now being further extended through November 30, 2022. The extensions are effective for […]