New Consumer Product Safety Information Database To Post Consumer Complaints

Commencing in March 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") will provide the public with access to product hazard information via a new database. The database will give consumers a forum to post complaints regarding products as well as provide the public with advance notice of potentially dangerous products as reported by consumers. Currently, only published product recall information has been available to the public and searchable on the CPSC website. This new database is significant in that businesses will now have to be diligent in monitoring these posts and timely responding to potentially false or misleading information.

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LIVE at JFK Airport - Preparation Course for the April 2012 Customs House Broker License Exam and Review of Customs Requirements

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers, Assn. PO Box 8217, Red Bank, NJ 07701 and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, is offering a course in preparation for the April 2012 Custom House Broker License Exam. The firm has held highly successful Broker’s License exam courses in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. This course also provides an excellent overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker's exam.

This event is approved by The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) for 20 Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) continuing education points. Information on the CCS program is available at NCBFAA

The exam tests knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations, classification, valuation, broker regulation, and entry preparation. It is advisable that students have some experience in import operations or customs brokerage. U.S. Government regulations require that applicants for a broker license be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and U.S. citizens.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 212-557-4000.

  • Dates: Beginning on January 9 - March 26 (JFK) Monday Evenings
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: JFK Airport, Building #14
  • Register: Online Registration
  • Cost: NY/NJ FFF&BA or NCBFAA Members, $650 (To pay by credit card please go to the following link: Paypal Credit Card Payment)
  • Non-members, $750 (To pay by credit card please go to the following link: Paypal Credit Card Payment)

Checks should be made payable to:

  • Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP
  • 399 Park Avenue, 25th Fl.
  • New York, NY 10022
  • Attn: Broker Course

Please assure your name appears on the check.

An immediate response would be appreciated as class space is limited. Information regarding books necessary will be sent upon receipt of the registration form, as well as directions to the class location. Full payment is due no later than the second class.

All participants must have the current Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States and the Customs Regulation (19 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1-End). A loose-leaf edition of the regulations is also available. Please make sure you have received the latest updates with your purchase. These Government publications are available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, D.C. 20402 (1-866-512-1800 or 1-202-512-1800) or online at Delivery can take from 3 to 8 weeks. You can charge your purchase on American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. These publications can also be purchased from private vendors such as Boskage.

As part of the fee for the course, each participant will receive a course book including materials to assist in the preparation of the exam (Customs directives, pipelines, decisions, etc.) and prior Customs broker examinations. The exams will be for you to take at home and review to discuss in class. Practicing the prior exams assists you in familiarizing you to the format and manner of the exam. Web-Based Class being formed: If you cannot attend at JFK and are interested in a web-based review course, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


ALERT: Reminder on Iran Import/Export Sanctions

Reminder on Iran Import/Export Sanctions

The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (“CISDA”) imposes a number of new restrictions on transactions involving Iran. While the Act primarily impacts banks and financial institutions, and further restricts transactions associated with Iran’s petroleum industry and elements of Iran’s military, it also bans imports of products from Iran which were previously authorized under regulations of the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC).

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GDLSK Comments filed in Opposition to CBP’s Proposal to Eliminate First Sale Method of Appraisement

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