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RICHARD WORTMAN OF GDLSK TO CO-CHAIR ACI’S 11TH ADVANCED FORUM ON IMPORT COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Los Angeles Partner Richard Wortman will be co-chairing American Conference Institute’s 11th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement, taking place November 8-9, in Washington, DC at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.  This industry conference will cover a range of current topics. To review the agenda or to register, please click here, ACI’s 11th Import Compliance […]

TASK FORCE SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON METHODS TO PREVENT THE IMPORTATION OF CHINA FORCED LABOR GOODS

On December 23, 2021, the President signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“the Act”). GDLSK’s summary can be accessed here. One provision requires that the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (“Task Force”) (a multi-agency body created to enforce the forced labor import prohibition) solicit public comments “on how best to ensure that goods […]

CUSTOMS VALUATION 1-DAY VIRTUAL COURSE

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a full day Customs Valuation Virtual Course for the Foreign Trade Association. This course is intended for compliance professionals with responsibility for U.S. and/or global customs compliance, and for management with finance responsibilities.  The course will provide an in-depth review of the rules for customs valuation used in WTO member […]

BUYING DDP – UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING THE COMPLIANCE RISKS

Erik Smithweiss, a partner resident in the Los Angeles office of GDLSK, will be conducting a webinar for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT on the topic of Buying DDP – Understanding and Managing the Compliance Risks.  Companies often […]

FRANK DESIDERIO SPEAKS AT NCBFAA CONFERENCE

On July 27,2021, GDLSK partner Frank Desiderio served as a panelist at the G-TEC conference hosted by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders  Association of America at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland. The panel discussion focused on the increase in Customs Inquiries ( Customs and Border Protection Forms 28) and the consequences of careless, […]

NORTH AMERICAN CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE FUNDAMENTALS: USMCA (CUSMA) UPDATE

On June 29, 2021, Arthur Bodek will be a panelist in the above program co-sponsored by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association and the Canadian Apparel Federation.  As we approach the one-year anniversary of the USMCA, this program will delve into key changes from the NAFTA in the textile and apparel provisions of the new agreement.  […]

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.  […]

FUNDAMENTALS OF EXPORT COMPLIANCE COURSE

Erik D. Smithweiss will be teaching a 2-day course on the Fundamentals of Export Compliance on Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2019.  The program is intended for export compliance professionals and management with export compliance responsibility.  The course will provide an in-depth review of regulatory requirements under the Census Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, […]