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WEBINAR – ANTIDUMPING DUTY AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY (AD/CVD) COMPLIANCE FOR BROKERS AND IMPORTERS

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a webinar for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association on antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) compliance on July 15, 2020.  This webinar will explain the AD/CVD process in simple terms that will allow importers, shippers, and brokers to effectively communicate as well as address common compliance […]

POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION IN CONNECTION WITH THE U.S. ENFORCEMENT OF WTO RIGHTS IN LARGE CIVIL AIRCRAFT DISPUTE

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) is considering a modification to the list of products from the European Union (“EU”) and United Kingdom (“UK”) subject to Section 301 tariffs and an increase of the additional duties up to 100%. The tariffs were initially imposed on October 18, 2019 in response to a […]

FTC SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED REPEAL OF THE CARE LABELING RULE

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a draft notice seeking public comment on a proposed repeal of the Care Labeling rule for Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (the “Care Labeling Rule”). The notice is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the near future. The Care Labeling Rule requires manufacturers and […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2020 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 2020 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On May 4, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 146 items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products.  The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (which is part of the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently subject to […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON MATTRESSES FROM CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, SERBIA, THAILAND, TURKEY, AND VIETNAM; AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON MATTRESSES FROM CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The products covered by these petitions are all types of youth and adult mattresses. The term “mattress” denotes an assembly of materials that at a minimum includes a “core,” which provides the main support […]

GDLSK SECURES ITC NEGATIVE DETERMINATION IN FABRICATED STRUCTURAL STEEL FROM CHINA, CANADA, AND MEXICO

Today the International Trade Commission (ITC) published notice of its 3 – 2 vote on February 22, 2020, determining that the domestic fabricated structural steel industry was neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by imports of Fabricated Structural Steel (FSS) from China, Canada, and Mexico: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-20/pdf/2020-05845.pdf GDLSK attorneys represented Chinese producers and exporters of […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 2 PRODUCTS AND A TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO A PREVIOUS EXCLUSION

On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional product description will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusion relates to items on China 301 List 2 (the $16 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff of […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TWO PREVIOUS EXCLUSIONS

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 119 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF DIFLUOROMETHANE (R-32) FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China II.  Product: R-32 is an HFC, a colorless, odorless gas that is used primarily as a component in HFC blends, which are used in refrigerant applications. R-32 is also referred to as HFC-32, FC-32, Freon-32, methylene difluoride, methylene fluoride, carbon fluoride hydride, halocarbon R32, fluorocarbon R32, and […]