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CALIFORNIA IMPLEMENTS COMMERCIAL TRADE PROHIBITIONS ON ARTICLES OF CERTAIN ANIMAL SPECIES

Effective January 1, 2022, it is unlawful to import into the State of California for commercial purposes, to possess with intent to sell, or to sell within the state, any part or merchandise comprised of iguana, skink, hippopotamus, or a Teju, Ring, or Nile lizard.  Importantly, this will impact the legality of numerous reptile species […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON SODIUM NITRITE 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 the requested antidumping and countervailing duty orders is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by these investigations may or may not contain an […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON BARIUM CHLORIDE FROM INDIA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is barium chloride,  a solid chemical compound which has the formula BaCl2 if it is in a powdered anhydrous form or the formula BaCl2–2H2O if it is in a crystalline form. The anhydrous form […]

SECTION 232 NATIONAL SECURITY TARIFFS ON EU STEEL AND ALUMINUM CONVERTED TO TARIFF RATE QUOTAS – TARIFFS ELIMINATED ON IN-QUOTA AMOUNTS; REMAIN ON OVER QUOTA AMOUNTS

Pursuant to two Presidential Proclamations, the Section 232 national security tariffs in place with respect to imports of steel and aluminum articles from member countries of the EU (that are melted and poured in the EU in the case of steel) have been eliminated with respect to quantities specified in new tariff rate quotas.  Imports […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2022 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a virtual course in preparation for the April 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, January 24, 2022.  This […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN STEEL NAILS FROM INDIA, OMAN, SRI LANKA, THAILAND AND TURKEY

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey Countervailing Duty (“CVD”); India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Oman and Turkey II. Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft or shank length not exceeding 12 inches. Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, […]

UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

On December 23, 2021, the President signed into law the compromise version of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, passed by the House of Representatives on December 14th and by the Senate on December 16, 2021. The text of the legislation can be accessed here. GDLSK’s summary of the provisions of the legislation can be […]

COMPROMISE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT PASSED BY HOUSE, TO BE TAKEN UP BY THE SENATE

On December 14, 2021, Representative Jim McGovern and Senator Marco Rubio announced agreement on a compromise version of the proposed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The bill was promptly passed unanimously by the House of Representatives and is expected to be taken up by the Senate very shortly with an eye towards forwarding it to […]

COURT INVALIDATES SECTION 201 TARIFFS ON BIFACIAL SOLAR MODULES AND RATE INCREASE ON MONOFACIAL SOLAR MODULES

The U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) on November 16, 2021 invalidated the government’s imposition of Section 201 safeguard tariffs on “bifacial” solar modules, as well as the increase in 201 tariffs from 15% to 18% on monofacial solar modules. Solar Energy Indus. Ass’n v. United States, Slip Op. 21-154 (CIT Nov. 16, 2021) (“SEIA”): […]

REMOVAL OF CERTAIN GENERAL APPROVED EXCLUSIONS UNDER THE SECTION 232 STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFF EXCLUSION PROCESS

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the removal of thirty General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) under the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff action. By way of background, a series of Presidential Proclamations issued […]