At the direction of the President, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is considering increasing the proposed rate of additional duty from 10% to 25% for the third proposed list of tariff items on goods from China (“List 3”) to become subject to additional duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
David M. Murphy will present “Importing Into The United States And E-Commerce Shipments” for the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce on August 22, 2018 at 09:30-10:30 EST as part of its “US Tax Law For Foreign Companies: Present And Future” program. The presentation will address importation basics and the requirements for e-commerce shipments into the […]
On July 30, 2018, GDLSK partner, Frank Desiderio, will speak on the topic of Prior Disclosure at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Global Trade Educational Conference in Dallas, Texas.
GDLSK client CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd./CS Wind Corporation was investigated by the Department of Commerce throughout 2012, leading to a 51.50% antidumping duty margin being assigned to wind towers that the company produced in Vietnam and exported to the United States.
In response to China’s imposition of retaliatory duties on goods from the United States, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a third proposed list of tariff items to become subject to an additional 10% duty under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
By Arthur W. Bodek
Joseph M. Spraragen
In a July 6th press release, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an application process for product exclusions from the additional Section 301 tariffs imposed by the United States on certain products imported from China. These tariffs were imposed in response to allegations of unfair trade practices by China related to the forced transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property.
The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the October 2018 Customs Broker License Exam. The 11 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, a partner resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, July 30, 2018. This course is highly successful for those planning to take the broker’s exam and also provides an excellent overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker’s exam.
Following recent release by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of a second list of products from China that it proposes to become subject to an additional 25% duty under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, USTR has issued a schedule for providing comments to the second proposed list. The second proposed list consists of 284 tariff items that cover goods including chemicals, plastics, metal articles, machinery, and vehicles. This list can be accessed at:
I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC
On June 15, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that additional tariffs will be imposed on certain goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. A press release issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), states that beginning on July 6, 2018, an additional 25% tariff will be imposed on 818 tariff lines (“List 1”) of the original 1,333 lines that were included on the proposed list originally published by USTR on April 6.