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CBP RULES THAT CERTAIN MOLDED PLASTIC HANGERS ARE REUSEABLE / ELIGIBLE FOR LOW DUTY HANGER TARIFF PROVISION

In a ruling published in the Customs Bulletin of August 17, 2016, CBP held that certain hangers made of plastic with an integral plastic top hook met the “clearly suitable for repetitive use” standard, such that they may be classified separately from their accompanying garments at the hanger rate of duty of 3% (under HTS 3923.90.00), rather than as ordinary apparel packing at the significantly higher garment rates of duty.

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Prepare for the October 2016 Customs Broker License Exam - Live Class in Los Angeles

Los Angeles partner Erik Smithweiss teaches a class in Los Angeles to prepare for the Customs Broker Exam.

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Increased Enforcement in Area of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties Expected

Earlier this week, the Government Accounting Office issued a report entitled “Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: CBP Action Needed to Reduce Duty Processing Errors and Mitigate Nonpayment Risk."

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Arthur W. Bodek to serve as Panelist at New York City Bar CLE Program on Lawyering in the Fashion Industry (June 17, 2016)

Arthur W. Bodek will serve as a panelist at the 11th Annual Lawyering In the Fashion Industry program presented by the New York City Bar - Center for CLE Programs.

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CBP Expected to Publish New Regulations on ADD/CVD Evasion

Pursuant to the newly-enacted Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (the “Act”), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is expected to publish regulations later this month detailing new procedures for CBP investigations into allegations of antidumping and countervailing duty evasion.

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