U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would amend the Customs Regulations to require customs brokers to collect and retain certain information from importers, in order to verify importers’ identities. See 84 Fed. Reg. 40302 (Aug. 14, 2019). The proposed rule applies to domestic and nonresident importers. Currently […]
David M. Murphy is speaking at the 47th Annual Conference & Exposition of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones in Chicago, IL (September 8-11, 2019). Mr. Murphy will speak on the “First Sale & FTZs” on September 9. The program includes seminars addressing topics currently affecting FTZ grantees, operators, importers, and users from beginners […]
On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem on Chinese-origin goods will be applied based on the date of entry. Thus, no grace period has been provided for goods on the water. Accordingly, the additional 10% tariff will apply to List 4A products […]
On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem will go into effect Sept. 1, 2019 for Chinese-origin products listed on Tranche 4, with certain exceptions. the tariff will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019 for products listed here (“List 4A”): https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4A_%28Effective_September_1%2C_2019%29.pdf the […]
President Trump announced today that the fourth list of products from China subject to additional duties will go into effect September 1, 2019. On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a proposed List 4 which threatens to impose additional tariffs of on “essentially all” Chinese products imported into the U.S. that were […]
Tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 have been imposed on imports since as early as March 23, 2018. Exemptions from the tariffs are available, and importers should consider implementing strategies to maximize potential recovery of the duties they have paid. Section […]
On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Frank J. Desiderio will serve as a panelist at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders GTEC Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The panel will discuss Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care, 25 years after the Customs Modernization Act.
The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the October 2019 Customs Broker License Exam. The 11 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 Monday, August 5, 2019. This course […]
On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that additional products of the European Union (“EU”) are being considered for inclusion in the list of products that may be subject to additional, Sec. 301, tariffs of up to 100%. The list of 89 additional tariff subheadings are valued at approximately $4 billion in […]
On June 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it will accept Exclusion Requests through an online portal for Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 3, beginning at noon EDT on June 30, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2019.