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GDLSK PARTNER ARTHUR BODEK TO SPEAK AT U.S. FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 10TH

GDLSK Partner Arthur Bodek will be speaking at the opening panel of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association annual importers trade & transportation conference in New York on November 10, 2022. This panel will address issues relating to trade policy, customs policy and the impact of the mid-term elections.  Mr. Bodek will be speaking on latest […]

4.4.2022 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

On April 1, 2022, the three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) hearing the challenge to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) imposition of List 3 and List 4A Section 301 additional duties on certain goods from China (In Re Section 301 Cases, Court No. 21-00052) issued an initial decision on the […]

USTR REINSTATES 352 EXPIRED CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

On March 23, 2022, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced its determination to reinstate 352 expired China 301 exclusions.  The reinstated exclusions will apply to merchandise imported between October 12, 2021 and December 31, 2022. This action follows the solicitation of public comments in connection with the USTR’s evaluation of 549 […]

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 […]

SECTION 232 TARIFF RELIEF ANNOUNCED ON IMPORTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM FROM THE EU AND EU RETALIATORY TARIFFS TO BE LIFTED

On October 31, 2021, the U.S. and the EU announced steps to, among other things, reestablish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminum and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminum sector. Among the concrete steps to be taken are the following: 1. Replacement of Section 232 tariffs with tariff-rate quotas (TRQ).  Effective […]

GDLSK TO SPEAK ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES IN TRADE WITH CHINA, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CHINA 301 AND FORCED LABOR ISSUES

On October 20, 2021, GDLSK’s Arthur Bodek and Kristina Barry will be speaking on hot button issues in trade with China, with an emphasis on China 301 and forced labor issues. Trade with China continues to involve a fast-evolving landscape, with the USTR recently laying out the Biden-Harris Administration’s New Approach to the U.S. – […]

USTR REMARKS ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S NEW APPROACH TO THE U.S.-CHINA TRADE RELATIONSHIP – INCLUDES POSSIBILITY OF NEW 301 TARIFFS AND EXCLUSIONS

On October 4, 2021, USTR Katherine Tai spoke to the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the future of the U.S. trade relationship with China.  Highlights of Ambassador Tai’s comments follow: The U.S. will restart a targeted China 301 tariff exclusion process to mitigate the effects of certain Section 301 tariffs that have not […]

TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

In an April 26, 2021 Federal Register notice, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced a technical amendment to the exclusions issued under China 301 List 3. By way of background, the China 301 List 3 tariff assessment increased from 10% to 25%, effective May 10, 2019.  The USTR had created an “on the water” […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The eighth […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On September 17, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The seventh […]