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RELATED PARTY ROYALTIES HELD TO BE NON-DUTIABLE

In Trimil SA vs United States, Slip Op 19-161, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled that payments made by the importer to parties related to the sellers of the imported merchandise for advertising fees and trademark royalties (collectively “fees”) were not part of dutiable value. The holding in this case is significant for […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS AND THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL

It is with great pride that GDLSK announces that Angela M. Santos (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/angela-m-santos /) and Patrick J. Caulfield (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/patrick-j-caulfield /) have become partners in the firm. Angela and Patrick began their careers at the firm as law school interns and have distinguished themselves as outstanding lawyers. Both partners will continue to practice in the New […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FLUID END BLOCKS FROM CHINA, GERMANY, INDIA, AND ITALY

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Germany, India, and Italy; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China, Germany, India, and Italy II.  Product: The products covered by these petitions are forged steel fluid end blocks (“FEBs”), whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished, and which are typically used in the manufacture or service of hydraulic pumps. The term “forged” […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTY ON 4TH TIER CIGARETTES FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Korea II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain tobacco cigarettes, commonly referred to as “4th tier cigarettes.” The subject cigarettes are composed of tobacco rolled in paper, have a nominal minimum total length of 7.0 cm but do not exceed 12.0 cm in total nominal […]

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 […]