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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 […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2021 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the October 21, 2021 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent […]

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 […]