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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 […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN VERTICAL SHAFT ENGINES BETWEEN 225CC AND 999CC, AND PARTS 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 this investigation consist of spark-ignited, non-road, vertical shaft engines, whether finished or unfinished, whether assembled or unassembled, designed primarily for use in riding lawn mowers and zero-turn radius lawn mowers. Engines meeting this physical description may also […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2020 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the April 2020 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, January 20, 2020.  […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL

GDLSK is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Petelin (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/brandon-m-petelin/) has accepted an invitation to become “of counsel” to the firm and will continue to practice in the firm’s Washington DC office, where he focuses on representing foreign companies and U.S. importers in international trade matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade […]