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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON COLLATED STEEL STAPLES FROM KOREA, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND TAIWAN

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Korea, China, and Taiwan. Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China. II. Product: The merchandise subject to this Petition are collated steel staples made from steel wire having a nominal diameter ranging from 0.0345 inch to 0.0830 inch, inclusive, have a nominal leg length from 0.25 inch to 3.0 inches, inclusive, […]

UPDATE: WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES TARIFFS OF 5% – 25% ON IMPORTS FROM MEXICO

On May 30, 2019, President Trump announced that effective June 10, 2019, all goods imported into the U.S. from Mexico will be subject to an additional duty of 5% ad valorem. This is in addition to the regular duties which are normally applicable to the goods. The President invoked his authority under the International Emergency […]

UPDATE: EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3, GOODS ON THE WATER

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced its intention to publish a Federal Register Notice which will delay the tariff increase applicable to Chinese-origin goods listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Whereas the tariff for these goods was scheduled to increase from 10% to 25% on June 1, 2019, the USTR has announced […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2019 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM ONLINE OR LIVE AT JFK!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., PO Box 8217, Red Bank, NJ 07701, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, is offering a courses in preparation for the October 2019 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an […]

UPCOMING E-COMMERCE SEMINAR – FREE EVENT MAY 22, 2019

On May 22, 2019, GDLSK attorneys Mika McLafferty and Christina Leonard will be offering a free seminar, outlining Customs issues and cost-saving strategies for importing E-Commerce merchandise into the U.S.  The presentation is being co-hosted with accountants at PKF O’Connor Davies, who will be discussing state tax considerations and the First Sale for Export program.  […]

UPDATE: USTR ISSUES PROPOSED LIST 4 EXTENDING SEC. 301 TARIFFS TO “ESSENTIALLY ALL” REMAINING CHINESE IMPORTS

On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a proposed List 4 which threatens to impose additional tariffs of up to 25% on “essentially all” Chinese products imported into the U.S. that were not covered by previous section 301 pronouncements. Pharmaceuticals, certain chemicals made into prescription pharmaceuticals, rare earth minerals and critical minerals […]

UPDATE: IN-TRANSIT CHINESE-ORIGIN GOODS MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE JUNE 1 TO AVOID 25% SEC. 301 TARIFF

On May 10, 2019, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) provided updated guidance to the importing community with respect to the recent increase in duty rates for Chinese-origin goods listed on Sec. 301, Tranche 3. CBP specified in CSMS #19-000238 that goods exported before May 10, 2019 must be entered in the U.S. or withdrawn […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN QUARTZ SURFACE PRODUCTS FROM INDIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India and Turkey II.  Product: Quartz surface products consist of slabs and other surfaces created from a mixture of materials that includes predominately silica (e.g., quartz, quartz powder, cristobalite, glass powder) as well as a resin binder (e.g., an unsaturated polyester). The incorporation of […]

UPDATE: CHINA 301 LIST 3 TARIFF INCREASE TIED TO DATE OF EXPORT; EXCLUSION PROCESS TO BE ISSUED

On May 8, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a Notice confirming that Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 3, will be subject to an increased additional tariff rate of 25% ad valorem. Importantly, the change will take effect with respect to goods: entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on […]

INCREASED DUTY RATE FOR CHINESE-ORIGIN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO SEC. 301

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to announce an increase in the additional duty rate applicable to Chinese-origin products listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Currently those products are subject to an additional duty rate of 10% ad valorem. However, on May 6, 2019, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that […]