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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FREIGHT RAIL COUPLERS AND PARTS THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China and Mexico ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The scope of this investigation covers certain freight railcar couplers (also known as “fits” or “assemblies”) and parts thereof. Freight railcar couplers are composed of two main parts, namely knuckles and coupler bodies but may also include other […]

CIT WRONGLY IMPOSED THE NON-MARKET ECONOMY TEST IN CONNECTION WITH FIRST SALE TRANSACTIONS

In Meyer Corporation v. US., the importer sought to establish the dutiable value of its imported cookware using the “first-sale” price from the manufacturer to the distributor.  The Court of International Trade (“CIT”) required Meyer to prove not only that the sales were conducted at arms-length but were also unaffected by China’s status as a […]

CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES ON ALUMINUM FOIL FROM CHINA COMPLETED IN KOREA AND THAILAND

I.  Type of Action: The U.S Department of Commerce (DOC) has self-initiated country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether certain aluminum foil completed in either Korea or Thailand using inputs (e., aluminum foil-and sheet-gauge products) manufactured in China are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on Certain Aluminum Foil from China. II.  […]

DAVID M. MURPHY TO SPEAK AT THE 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES (NAFTZ) IN MIAMI, FLORIDA ON SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2022

David M. Murphy will be a panelist the “Legal Lightening Round” at the 50TH Annual Conference and Exposition of at the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) on September 12, 2022.  The 60-minute general session will address pressing trade issues facing NAFTZ Operators and users. Mr. Murphy will also be moderating an advance track […]

IMPORTANT UPDATES TO EXPORT ENFORCEMENT POLICIES ANNOUNCED BY THE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY

At  the recently concluded Bureau of Industry and Security Update Conference in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Matthew Axelrod, announced four significant policy changes affecting export enforcement, which are focused on increasing the consequence of an export violation and strengthening the efforts of the Office of Export Enforcement to keep sensitive U.S. technologies […]

UPCOMING GDLSK PRESENTATIONS ON CBP’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT (UFLPA)

On July 7th, Arthur Bodek will be presenting at a program for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association entitled “CBP Forced Labor Import Enforcement: What to Expect under the UFLPA and Beyond!”  Issues addressed will include the key provisions under the UFLPA, importer obligations, comparisons with the “Withhold Release Order” forced labor program, and how the […]

GDLSK SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCES USITC THAT DOMESTIC FREIGHT RAIL COUPLER INDUSTRY IS NOT MATERIALLY INJURED OR THREATENED WITH MATERIAL INJURY BY REASON OF CHINESE IMPORTS

The United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”), by a vote of 5 – 0, has determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of freight rail coupler (“FRC”) systems and components from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) determined were subsidized and sold […]

6.22.2022 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

In its decision of April 1, 2022, in In Re Section 301 Cases, Court No. 21-00052, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ordered the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to provide the court with a report by June 30, 2022, that describes how the agency reached its decision to impose List 3 and List […]

CBP ISSUES UFLPA OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE

On June 13, 2022, CBP issued its operational guidance as to how it will process shipments under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “the Act”) that will take effect on June 21st.  Under this statute goods made wholly or in part in Xinjiang, or by entities identified on a forthcoming UFLPA Entity List, […]

FORCED LABOR REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION TAKES EFFECT ON JUNE 21, 2022 – ARE YOU READY?

Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), effective June 21, 2022, a rebuttable presumption of “forced labor” will apply to goods that are produced, wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) of China or by an entity identified as being associated with XUAR labor. GDLSK’s summary of the UFLPA can […]