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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON GRANULAR POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE) RESIN FROM INDIA AND RUSSIA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India and Russia ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India and Russia II.  Product: The product covered by this investigation is granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin. PTFE is covered by the scope of this investigation whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer, additives, pigments, […]

CBP ISSUES REGION-WIDE WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS FROM XINJIANG, CHINA

On January 13, 2021, as part of its escalating actions to counter the importation of goods alleged to have been produced using forced labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against cotton products (including apparel and textiles) and tomato products (including tomato seeds, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce) produced […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON R-125 PENTAFLUOROETHANE FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  China ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II. Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is pentafluoroethane (“R-125”), or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type or purity level. R-125 has the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry number of 354-33-6 and the chemical formula C2HF5. R-125 is also referred […]

GSP EXPIRED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021

Congress failed to reach a deal before the end of the year that would have extended the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. As a result, GSP-eligible goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse are subject to “General” (Column 1) duty rates, effective January 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. A bill proposed in the Senate would […]

CRAFT BEVERAGE MODERNIZATION ACT (CBMA) PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS 2021 REVISIONS (CSMS #45315560)

On December 30, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #45315560, titled “Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) – Procedures and Requirements 2021.” The CBMA allows for reduced tax rates or credits on certain importations of distilled spirits, beer or wine in limited quantities.  The CSMS describes the procedures and […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS AND THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL AND ASSOCIATES

It is with great pride that GDLSK announces that John A. Schoenig (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/john-a-schoenig/), Jordan C. Kahn (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/jordan-c-kahn/), Brandon Petelin (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/brandon-petelin/) and Dharmendra Choudhary (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/dharmendra-n-choudhary/) have become partners in the firm. John will continue to practice in the New York office. Jordan, Brandon and Dharmendra will continue to practice in the Washington office. The firm is also pleased […]

CBP ISSUES REVISED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR GOODS FROM THE WEST BANK AND GAZA

In a Federal Register notice of December 23, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued revised country of origin marking requirements for products from the West Bank and Gaza to incorporate guidance provided by the U.S. State Department last month (see https://www.gdlsk.com/u-s-state-department-initiating-new-guidelines-for-the-country-of-origin-marking-of-israeli-and-palestinian-goods-produced-in-the-west-bank/?highlight=israel). Under the new guidance, the following requirements apply: Goods produced in the territorial […]

USTR EXTENDS CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS AND DESIGNATES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced that it is extending certain expiring China 301 tariff exclusions and is designating certain additional such exclusions.  The USTR is taking these actions with respect to certain medical-care products to reflect the rising spread and ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.  (Notice accessible at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/COVID_Extensions_December_2020.pdf). In […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER: PERMIT USER FEE AND TRIENNIAL STATUS REPORT

CBP posted a Notice reminding the brokerage community that the Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2021 is due by January 29, 2021.  The fee ($150.33 for each local permit and national permit) is to be paid annually in each broker district where the broker was issued a permit to do business.  Fees must be […]

AMENDED REGULATIONS COVERING SECTION 232 EXCLUSIONS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM PRODUCTS TO BE PUBLISHED

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a new interim final rule amending the exclusion process with respect to steel and aluminum mill products covered by additional duties under Section 232 of the […]