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ARTHUR BODEK TO PRESENT AT IMPORT/EXPORT BASICS SEMINAR IN NATICK, MA

On September 26, 2018, Arthur W. Bodek will be presenting at an Import/Export Basics Seminar cosponsored by the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) & U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Arthur’s topic will be “Free Trade Agreements 101”. Registration and further information about this program, which will take place from 8:30 AM […]

DAVID M. MURPHY WILL PRESENT A WEBINAR “IMPORTING INTO THE UNITED STATES AND E-COMMERCE SHIPMENTS” FOR THE BALTIC AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON AUGUST 22, 2018.

David M. Murphy will present “Importing Into The United States And E-Commerce Shipments” for the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce on August 22, 2018 at 09:30-10:30 EST as part of its “US Tax Law For Foreign Companies: Present And Future” program.  The presentation will address importation basics and the requirements for e-commerce shipments into the […]

DESIDERIO SERVES AS PANELIST ON PRIOR DISCLOSURE

On July 30, 2018, GDLSK partner, Frank Desiderio, will speak on the topic of Prior Disclosure at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Global Trade Educational Conference in Dallas, Texas.

VIETNAMESE WIND TOWER PRODUCER EXCLUDED FROM AD ORDER AFTER PROTRACTED LEGAL BATTLE

GDLSK client CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd./CS Wind Corporation was investigated by the Department of Commerce throughout 2012, leading to a 51.50% antidumping duty margin being assigned to wind towers that the company produced in Vietnam and exported to the United States.

USTR ANNOUNCES THIRD PROPOSED LIST FOR SECTION 301 TARIFFS

In response to China’s imposition of retaliatory duties on goods from the United States, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a third proposed list of tariff items to become subject to an additional 10% duty under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2018 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the October 2018 Customs Broker License Exam. The 11 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, a partner resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, July 30, 2018. This course is highly successful for those planning to take the broker’s exam and also provides an excellent overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker’s exam.

ARTHUR W. BODEK TO SERVE AS PANELIST AT NEW YORK CITY BAR CLE PROGRAM ON LAWYERING IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY (JUNE 15, 2018)

Arthur W. Bodek will serve as a panelist at the 13th Annual Lawyering In the Fashion Industry program presented by the New York City Bar – Center for CLE Programs.

CUSTOMS VALUATION SEMINAR IN LOS ANGELES

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a full day seminar on Customs Valuation in Los Angeles for the Foreign Trade Association. The seminar will provide an in-depth review of the rules for customs valuation used in WTO member countries, with a particular emphasis on U.S. Customs regulations and recent developments. It will also cover practical advice for managing compliance with customs valuation rules and for reporting value adjustments. The seminar takes place on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

CIT INVALIDATES COMMERCE’S IMPOSITION OF AD/CVD ON ZINC WALL ANCHORS

This week the Court of International Trade ruled in favor of GDLSK client OMG, Inc. and found that the Department of Commerce had unlawfully treated imported zinc anchors as subject to the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on steel nails from Vietnam.

ARTHUR BODEK TO SERVE AS PANELIST AT THE UNION INTERNATIONALE DES AVOCATS’ NAFTA PROGRAM IN MEXICO CITY (JUNE 7-8, 2018)

Arthur W. Bodek will serve as a panelist at the UIA program titled “Challenges Of The Legal Profession A Result Of The Revision Of The Free Trade Agreements In The International Context” being held in Mexico City from June 7-8, 2018.