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Customs Proposal to Eliminate “First Sale” Method of Appraisement

On January 24, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a proposed interpretation of the customs valuation laws that would result in the elimination of the so-called first sale rule of appraisement. This memorandum provides additional information concerning CBP’s proposal.

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Customs and International Trade Continuing Legal Education Program - Note New Date: November 14, 2012

On November 14, 2012, GDLSK partners Arthur Bodek, Ed Ackerman and Ned Marshak will be presenting at an all day Continuing Legal Education Program entitled: Customs and International Trade Law: Untangle the Complex Web of Laws and Regulations.  Topics will include:

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New Mandatory Data Security Filing Requirements to be Implemented Soon "The 10+2 Rule"

Background

The SAFE Ports Act of 2006 directed U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") to gather additional data elements before goods are shipped to the U.S. to enable CBP to better evaluate the security risk of incoming shipments. After consulting with the trade, CBP issued proposed regulations entitled "Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements" in which they outlined a program which requires the submission of additional data elements at least 24 hours before the goods are laden on board an ocean vessel.

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Customs Announces The Broker Self-Assessment (Bsa) Pilot Program

CBP is initiating a new initiative called the Broker Self-Assessment (BSA) Outreach Pilot (BSA Pilot)~ The BSA Pilot is a voluntary program and is intended to be a partnership between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and participating customs brokers. The BSA Pilot will allow participating customs brokers to assess their own compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and provide recognition and support to participating brokers. Under the program test, participating customs brokers will demonstrate their internal controls, perform periodic testing of internal controls, and disclose to CBP deficiencies discovered through testing. The BSA program will utilize many of the self-assessment principles of the ISA program. Like the ISA program, CBP believes that the BSA program will facilitate legitimate trade so that CBP can focus its efforts on higher-risk trade enforcement issues.

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James McAndrew to speak at the New York County Lawyers Association 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

On November 16, 2012, James McAndrew will be speaking at the New York County Lawyers Association’s 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, on “Trusts, Estates and Art: What Lawyers Need to Know.” He will be co-presenting with Ralph Lerner of Withers Bergman LLP.

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