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CUSTOMS VALUATION 1-DAY VIRTUAL COURSE

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a full day Customs Valuation Virtual Course for the Foreign Trade Association. This course is intended for compliance professionals with responsibility for U.S. and/or global customs compliance, and for management with finance responsibilities.  The course will provide an in-depth review of the rules for customs valuation used in WTO member […]

9/9/2021 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

As detailed in our previous litigation updates, the court issued an order on July 6, 2021, that was intended to maintain the availability of refunds for entries that were unliquidated as of the date of that order. That order contemplated that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would suspend liquidation of plaintiffs’ List 3 or […]

USTR SEEKS COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL CARE PRODUCTS

In a Federal Register Notice of August 27, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is seeking comments on the extension of existing China 301 exclusions on certain medical care products. On December 29, 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USTR had announced that it was extending […]

CIT INVALIDATES EXPEDITED CVD REVIEW OF SOFTWOOD LUMBER FROM CANADA

The U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) on August 18, 2021, invalidated the 2019 U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) expedited countervailing duty (“CVD”) review of softwood lumber from Canada in Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations v. United States.  In result, DOC is scheduled to publish notice in the Federal Register […]

BUYING DDP – UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING THE COMPLIANCE RISKS

Erik Smithweiss, a partner resident in the Los Angeles office of GDLSK, will be conducting a webinar for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT on the topic of Buying DDP – Understanding and Managing the Compliance Risks.  Companies often […]

FRANK DESIDERIO SPEAKS AT NCBFAA CONFERENCE

On July 27,2021, GDLSK partner Frank Desiderio served as a panelist at the G-TEC conference hosted by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders  Association of America at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland. The panel discussion focused on the increase in Customs Inquiries ( Customs and Border Protection Forms 28) and the consequences of careless, […]

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 […]