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DESIDERIO & KLESTADT SPEAK IN PHILADELPHIA

On May 23, 2018, partners Frank J. Desiderio and Alan R. Klestadt served as panelists at the GEODIS Trade Seminar held at the Union League Club in Philadelphia, PA.

CONGRESSMAN LUKE MESSER INTRODUCED LEGISLATION H.R. 5886 TITLED “ILLICIT ART AND ANTIQUITIES TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ACT”

On May 18, 2018 Representative Messer proposed legislation (H.R. 5886) to add Art and Antiquities dealers to the financial reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). The proposed Bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services for further consideration.

DAVID M. MURPHY WILL PRESENT “WHAT’S HOT” AT THE 32ND ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES (NAFTZ) IN PORTLAND, OREGON ON MAY 22, 2018

David M. Murphy will present “What’s Hot” at the 32nd Annual Spring Seminar of at the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) on May 22, 2018.

PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS ON ART AND ANTIQUITY DEALERS

James McAndrew to attend a meeting with the House Financial Services Committee, on behalf of his client base, to discuss their proposed legislation to add dealers in art and antiquity to the list of regulated financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act (1991). Such legislation would subject the art trade to enormous regulatory and reporting requirements that, if not done in accordance with financial industry standards, could result in significant fines ,penalties, and even criminal liability.

NCBFAA PANEL ON PRIOR DISCLOSURE

On May 1, 2018, Frank Desiderio will participate as a panelist on the topic of “Prior Disclosures” at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association Annual Conference at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

GDLSK WINS TWO IMPORTANT CASES AT THE CIT, REVERSING COMMERCE’S ADVERSE ANTIDUMPING DECISIONS

Last week, GDLSK achieved two very important victories for our clients at the Court of International Trade (CIT), reversing Department of Commerce (Commerce) decisions regarding the assessment of antidumping duties on merchandise imported from China. Both of these decisions may have a favorable impact for other exporters/ importers of merchandise subject to antidumping duties.

NAFTZ WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT 04-25-18

David M. Murphy will co- present a webinar on “Understanding Classification” on behalf of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) on April 25, 2018.

WEBINAR ON EXCLUSION REQUESTS FOR STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS

Erik Smithweiss will be speaking on Wednesday March 21, 2018 on the new procedures for requesting exclusions from the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in a webinar for the Foreign Trade Association. The 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum go into effect on March 23, 2018. For more information on the webinar and to register, please click here.

https://foreigntradeassociation.com/event-2865534

JAMES MCANDREW INTERVIEWED AND QUOTED FOR HIS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE IN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN AND INVESTIGATION OF ART AND ANTIQUITIES BY THE ART NEWSPAPER

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WEBINAR ON PROPOSED STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS

Erik Smithweiss will be speaking on Friday March 9, 2018 on the proposed Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in a webinar for the Foreign Trade Association. Earlier this week, President Trump reaffirmed his intention to impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum. For more information on the webinar and to register, please click here. https://www.foreigntradeassociation.com/event-2852487.