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CBP PROPOSAL TO CHANGE NON-PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN RULES FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM CANADA OR MEXICO – COMMENT PERIOD EXPIRES AUGUST 5, 2021

CBP has published a proposal that, if adopted, would significantly change its rules for determining the origin of goods imported from Canada or Mexico for non-preferential purposes (i.e., not for USMCA eligibility). For purposes of determining USMCA eligibility, CBP applies the originating status rules set forth in General Note 11 of the tariff schedule.  For […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES: UREA AMMONIUM NITRATE SOLUTIONS FROM THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Russian Federation and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. II. Product: The scope of the imported merchandise that Petitioners intend to cover in this investigation is: The merchandise covered by this Petition is all mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate in aqueous or ammonia […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE RUBBER FROM FRANCE, MEXICO, AND SOUTH KOREA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): France, Mexico, And South Korea II.  Product: The product covered by this investigation is commonly referred to as acrylonitrile butadiene rubber or nitrile rubber (“NBR”). NBR is a synthetic rubber produced by the emulsion polymerization of butadiene and acrylonitrile with or without the incorporation of a third component […]

NORTH AMERICAN CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE FUNDAMENTALS: USMCA (CUSMA) UPDATE

On June 29, 2021, Arthur Bodek will be a panelist in the above program co-sponsored by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association and the Canadian Apparel Federation.  As we approach the one-year anniversary of the USMCA, this program will delve into key changes from the NAFTA in the textile and apparel provisions of the new agreement.  […]

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE PROPOSES TO PUBLICLY RELEASE SENSITIVE IMPORT/EXPORT INFORMATION

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “the Agency”) has recently announced its intention to release sensitive information relating to the import and export of wildlife specimens and flora (including merchandise) pursuant to several Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests that the Agency has received.  This action would impact ALL importers and exporters of […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2021 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE!

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 October 21, 2021 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent […]

CBP DENIES APPAREL IMPORTER PROTEST CHALLENGING THE EXCLUSION OF GOODS UNDER XPCC COTTON WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER

In a May 10, 2021 decision, CBP denied an apparel importer’s protest challenging the exclusion of goods pursuant to a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) covering Cotton and Cotton Products from Xinjiang Production and Construction Corporation (“XPCC”) and its subordinate and affiliated entities. CBP at the port and CEE levels determined that the importer had not […]

TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

In an April 26, 2021 Federal Register notice, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced a technical amendment to the exclusions issued under China 301 List 3. By way of background, the China 301 List 3 tariff assessment increased from 10% to 25%, effective May 10, 2019.  The USTR had created an “on the water” […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON RAW HONEY FROM ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, INDIA, UKRAINE, AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam II.  Product: The scope of the imported merchandise that Petitioners intend to cover in this investigation is: The merchandise covered by these petitions is raw honey. Raw honey is honey as it exists in the beehive or as […]

WEBINAR – REVIEW YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR COTTON! UPCOMING U.S. CUSTOMS MANDATORY ENFORCEMENT

Richard Wortman will be speaking about forced labor issues for the California Fashion Association on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM.  This webinar relates to supply chain issues and best practices for importing cotton from China and nearby countries.  Richard will speak about the overarching problem, focused on cotton and leased labor.  Richard will […]