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GDLSK SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCES USITC THAT DOMESTIC FREIGHT RAIL COUPLER INDUSTRY IS NOT MATERIALLY INJURED OR THREATENED WITH MATERIAL INJURY BY REASON OF CHINESE IMPORTS

The United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”), by a vote of 5 – 0, has determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of freight rail coupler (“FRC”) systems and components from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) determined were subsidized and sold […]

6.22.2022 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

In its decision of April 1, 2022, in In Re Section 301 Cases, Court No. 21-00052, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ordered the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to provide the court with a report by June 30, 2022, that describes how the agency reached its decision to impose List 3 and List […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2022 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a virtual course in preparation for the October 2022 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, July 25, 2022.  This […]

CBP ISSUES UFLPA OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE

On June 13, 2022, CBP issued its operational guidance as to how it will process shipments under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “the Act”) that will take effect on June 21st.  Under this statute goods made wholly or in part in Xinjiang, or by entities identified on a forthcoming UFLPA Entity List, […]

FORCED LABOR REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION TAKES EFFECT ON JUNE 21, 2022 – ARE YOU READY?

Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), effective June 21, 2022, a rebuttable presumption of “forced labor” will apply to goods that are produced, wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) of China or by an entity identified as being associated with XUAR labor. GDLSK’s summary of the UFLPA can […]

FURTHER EXTENSION OF CERTAIN COVID-RELATED CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

The USTR has announced that it is further extending certain China 301 exclusions that had been put in place and/or previously extended to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 81 exclusions at issue, which had been extended through May 31, 2022, are now being further extended through November 30, 2022. The extensions are effective for […]

GDLSK TO SPEAK ON PANEL WITH CBP CONCERNING THE AGENCY’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT (UFLPA)

On June 2, 2022, GDLSK’s Heather Litman will join Elva Muñeton, Acting Executive Director Office of Trade, UFLPA Implementation Task Force, and Daniel Meylor of Carmichael International Service on a webinar concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) enforcement of the UFLPA. June 21, 2022 is the effective date of the rebuttable presumption under the UFLPA. Thereunder, […]

REQUEST FOR CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES ON LIGHT-WALLED RECTANGULAR PIPE AND TUBE COMPLETED IN VIETNAM USING HOT-ROLLED STEEL MANUFACTURED IN CHINA AND TAIWAN

I.  Type of Action: Request for country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) completed in Vietnam using hot-rolled steel manufactured in China and Taiwan are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) orders on LWRPT from China and Taiwan, and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on LWRPT from China. II.  Product: LWRPT […]

REQUEST FOR CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES ON CIRCULAR WELDED PIPE AND TUBE COMPLETED IN VIETNAM USING HOT-ROLLED STEEL MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, KOREA, AND TAIWAN

I.  Type of Action: Request for country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (collectively, CWP) completed in Vietnam using hot-rolled steel manufactured in China, Korea, and Taiwan are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) orders on CWP from China, Korea, and Taiwan, and […]

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