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UTAH IMPLEMENTS NEW STERILIZATION AND LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR QUILTED CLOTHING

The state of Utah is implementing new sterilization and labelling requirements for quilted apparel (filled with feather and down, wool, or animal hair).  The new rules require specific sterilization processes and advance licensing of sterilization facilities.  Additionally, the sterilization license number and type of fill must be included on a permanent label.  The new rules are […]

AMENDMENTS TO THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2022

Significant amendments to the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS) will take effect on January 1, 2022.  These changes implement a major revision to the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature adopted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) known as “HS 2022.”  A complete list of all the HS 2022 amendments published by the WCO […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF EMULSION STYRENE-BUTADIENE RUBBER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY, AND RUSSIA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia II.  Product: The product covered by this investigation is cold-polymerized emulsion styrenebutadiene rubber (“ESB rubber”). The scope of the investigation includes, but is not limited to, ESB rubber in primary forms, bales, granules, crumbs, pellets, powders, plates, sheets, strip, etc. ESB rubber consists […]

EXTENSION OF CERTAIN COVID-RELATED CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

In a notice scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on November 16, 2021, the USTR has announced that it is extending certain China 301 exclusions that had been put in place and/or previously extended to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a variety of factors, including the consideration of public comments, the USTR […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2022 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 April 2022 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON CERTAIN SUPERABSORBENT POLYMERS FROM KOREA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): South Korea II.  Product: SAP is a fine white substance that is typically produced in granular, powder form. It is the product of a polymerization of acrylic monomer molecules with crosslinkers to form crosslinked polymer networks, with a high capacity to absorb and retain water and aqueous liquids. […]

THREE COUNTRIES TO BE DROPPED FROM THE AGOA PROGRAM IN THE ABSENCE OF URGENT POLICY CHANGES

On November 2, 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Guinea, Mali and Ethiopia will be terminated from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program, effective January 1, 2022, in the absence of urgent internal policy changes. The administration expressed concern over unconstitutional government changes in Guinea and Mali, and gross violations of […]

SECTION 232 TARIFF RELIEF ANNOUNCED ON IMPORTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM FROM THE EU AND EU RETALIATORY TARIFFS TO BE LIFTED

On October 31, 2021, the U.S. and the EU announced steps to, among other things, reestablish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminum and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminum sector. Among the concrete steps to be taken are the following: 1. Replacement of Section 232 tariffs with tariff-rate quotas (TRQ).  Effective […]

GDLSK TO SPEAK ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES IN TRADE WITH CHINA, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CHINA 301 AND FORCED LABOR ISSUES

On October 20, 2021, GDLSK’s Arthur Bodek and Kristina Barry will be speaking on hot button issues in trade with China, with an emphasis on China 301 and forced labor issues. Trade with China continues to involve a fast-evolving landscape, with the USTR recently laying out the Biden-Harris Administration’s New Approach to the U.S. – […]