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NEW SECTION 301 DUTIES PROPOSED FOR CERTAIN FRENCH PRODUCTS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the Digital Services Tax that will be imposed by France is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.  As a result, the Section 301 committee will hold hearings to determine which products from France may be subject to additional duties of up to […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2020 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM – ONLINE OR LIVE!

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 April 2020 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an excellent overview […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN GLASS CONTAINERS FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) to 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters to 120 […]

PARIS FASHION LAW AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE

On October 4, 2019, GDLSK partner, Frank Desiderio, will be speaking at the 2019 Fashion Law & Innovation Conference in Paris. He will serve on a panel discussing anticounterfeiting strategies for the U.S. Market. The conference is organized by the Federal Bar Association and French American Bar Association and will be held at the La […]

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES CONFERENCE

David M. Murphy is speaking at the 47th Annual Conference & Exposition of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones in Chicago, IL (September 8-11, 2019). Mr. Murphy will speak on the “First Sale & FTZs” on September 9. The program includes seminars addressing topics currently affecting FTZ grantees, operators, importers, and users from beginners […]

PROCEDURES TO MAXIMIZE RECOVERY OF SECTION 232 AND 301 DUTIES

Tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 have been imposed on imports since as early as March 23, 2018.  Exemptions from the tariffs are available, and importers should consider implementing strategies to maximize potential recovery of the duties they have paid. Section […]

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.      

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2019 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the October 2019 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, August 5, 2019.  This course […]

UPDATE: USTR ADDS TO LIST OF EU PRODUCTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SEC. 301 TARIFFS

On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that additional products of the European Union (“EU”) are being considered for inclusion in the list of products that may be subject to additional, Sec. 301, tariffs of up to 100%. The list of 89 additional tariff subheadings are valued at approximately $4 billion in […]

FUNDAMENTALS OF EXPORT COMPLIANCE COURSE

Erik D. Smithweiss will be teaching a 2-day course on the Fundamentals of Export Compliance on Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2019.  The program is intended for export compliance professionals and management with export compliance responsibility.  The course will provide an in-depth review of regulatory requirements under the Census Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, […]