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PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2023 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM – ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the April 2023 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview […]

HEATHER LITMAN APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE 16TH TERM OF THE COMMERCIAL CUSTOMS OPERATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

GDLSK is pleased to announce that Heather Litman, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been appointed as a member of the 16th term of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (“COAC”). The COAC advises the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security on all matters involving […]

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 […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2022 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the April 2022 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview […]

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 OCTOBER 2021 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the October 21, 2021 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent […]

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 […]

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 […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2021 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the April 28, 2021 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent […]