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PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2020 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the April 2020 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 20, 2020.  […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON WOOD MOULDINGS AND MILLWORK PRODUCTS FROM BRAZIL AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Brazil and China; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Products: The merchandise subject to this investigation consists of wood mouldings and millwork products that are made of wood (regardless of wood species), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), or of wood and composite materials (where the composite materials make up less […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL

GDLSK is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Petelin (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/brandon-m-petelin/) has accepted an invitation to become “of counsel” to the firm and will continue to practice in the firm’s Washington DC office, where he focuses on representing foreign companies and U.S. importers in international trade matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade […]

RELATED PARTY ROYALTIES HELD TO BE NON-DUTIABLE

In Trimil SA vs United States, Slip Op 19-161, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled that payments made by the importer to parties related to the sellers of the imported merchandise for advertising fees and trademark royalties (collectively “fees”) were not part of dutiable value. The holding in this case is significant for […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On December 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 68 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS AND THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL

It is with great pride that GDLSK announces that Angela M. Santos (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/angela-m-santos /) and Patrick J. Caulfield (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/patrick-j-caulfield /) have become partners in the firm. Angela and Patrick began their careers at the firm as law school interns and have distinguished themselves as outstanding lawyers. Both partners will continue to practice in the New […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FLUID END BLOCKS FROM CHINA, GERMANY, INDIA, AND ITALY

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Germany, India, and Italy; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China, Germany, India, and Italy II.  Product: The products covered by these petitions are forged steel fluid end blocks (“FEBs”), whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished, and which are typically used in the manufacture or service of hydraulic pumps. The term “forged” […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTY ON 4TH TIER CIGARETTES FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Korea II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain tobacco cigarettes, commonly referred to as “4th tier cigarettes.” The subject cigarettes are composed of tobacco rolled in paper, have a nominal minimum total length of 7.0 cm but do not exceed 12.0 cm in total nominal […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 44 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

NEW SECTION 301 DUTIES PROPOSED FOR CERTAIN FRENCH PRODUCTS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the Digital Services Tax that will be imposed by France is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.  As a result, the Section 301 committee will hold hearings to determine which products from France may be subject to additional duties of up to […]