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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN TIN MILL PRODUCTS FROM CANADA, CHINA, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN, TURKEY, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Proposed Scope of the Investigations: The products within the scope of these investigations are tin mill flat-rolled products that are coated or plated with tin, chromium, or chromium oxides. Flat-rolled steel […]

ALAN G. LEBOWITZ RETIREMENT

After nearly 45 years of dedicated service to his clients and our firm, Alan G. Lebowitz has transitioned to a well-deserved retirement effective December 31, 2022. Alan will be contacting his clients to discuss his retirement and introduce the attorneys at the firm who will continue to provide services to satisfy each client’s legal needs. […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF GAS-POWERED PRESSURE WASHERS FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China and Vietnam; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II. Scope of the Investigations: The merchandise covered by this investigation is cold water gas-powered pressure washers (also commonly known as power washers), which are machines that clean surfaces using water pressure that are powered by an internal combustion engine, air-cooled […]

GDLSK ACHIEVES ADD SUCCESS FOR PRODUCERS OF STEEL NAILS FROM SRI LANKA AND INDIA

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), on December 23, 2022, finalized its antidumping duty (ADD) investigations of steels nails from Sri Lanka and steel nails from India. DOC found that GDLSK client Trinity Steel Pvt. Ltd., the only Sri Lankan producer/exporter of steel nails examined, was not dumping and was assigned a 0% ADD rate. […]

USTR ANNOUNCES EXTENSIONS OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS

On December 16, 2022, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it will extend the currently scheduled expiration date of 352 China 301 tariff exclusions that had been reinstated earlier this year.  Instead of expiring on December 31, 2022, the affected exclusions will remain in effect through September 30, 2023.  The impacted […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2023 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a virtual course in preparation for the April 2023 Customs Broker License Exam.  The 10 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (GDLSK), a resident partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  This […]

DON’T FORGET TO PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2023 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 2023 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview […]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PRELIMINARILY DETERMINES THAT SOLAR CELLS AND MODULES IMPORTED FROM CAMBODIA, MALAYSIA, THAILAND AND VIETNAM ARE CIRCUMVENTING ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY ORDERS ON CHINESE PRODUCTS

On December 2, 2022, the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) issued affirmative preliminary determinations in antidumping duty (“ADD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) circumvention inquiries on solar cells and modules imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam (“C/M/T/V”). These decisions cover cells and modules made in C/M/T/V incorporating Chinese-made wafers and other Chinese-made “major components” (“Circumventing Products”).  […]

USTR FURTHER EXTENDS CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS ON 81 “COVID ITEMS”

In a November 29, 2022 Federal Register notice, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it is extending the China 301 tariff exclusions on 81 “COVID items” which would have otherwise expired on November 30th. The extensions will run through February 28, 2023.  The specific items in question can be accessed here. By […]

GDLSK ACHIEVES ZERO ADD FOR CHINESE ACTIVATED CARBON PRODUCER

On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published its final results of the 14th administrative review of the antidumping (ADD) order on Activated Carbon from China. GDLSK client Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. (DJAC) was assigned a zero ADD rate, meaning its U.S. importer customers will not have to pay any […]