Barbara Y. Wierbicki, Esq.

Customs & Trade Updates

Barbara Y. Wierbicki, Esq.
General Counsel

Barbara is a partner with Thompkins & Davidson, LLP. She is a member of the New York and Connecticut Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Barbara serves as Customs Counsel to various importers and as General Counsel to the Gemini Shippers Group. She has been involved in various aspects of importing and exporting for over thirty years; assisting clients with legal issues in importing / exporting and international trade matters, exclusively. Previous to that, she assisted in the management of an international  manufacturer / importer, where her responsibilities included negotiating contracts, managing Letters of Credit, establishing and coordinating an overseas office; managing the Import Department, generally and working closely with the firm’s legal counsel.

Gemini Shipper Group joins US Chamber of Commerce on Joint Statement on Mexico Tariffs

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Gemini Shippers Group joined the US Chamber of Commerce and numerous trade associations to issue the below joint statement regarding tariffs on Mexico   Joint Statement Regarding Tariffs on Mexico Tariff-free trade in North America is a cornerstone of U.S. economic growth, supporting over 12 million American jobs and lowering…

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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action  05/10/2019 Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding additional action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: “Earlier today, at the direction of the President, the United States increased the level…

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Regulatory Update Regarding Tariff Increases on Products from China – Federal Register Publication update

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Members, Further to our member update yesterday, we have received notice that the US Trade Representatives Offices changes to to list 3 items duty rates are scheduled to appear in the Federal Register tomorrow.  A copy of the notice can be found here: Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts,…

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CBP Issues Harmonized System Update With Section 301 Exclusions, Some TSCA Codes

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CBP created Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1904 on March 25, containing 1,015 Automated Broker Interface records and 194 Harmonized Tariff Schedule records, it said in a CSMS message. The update includes adjustments required by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement of new exemptions from Section 301 tariffs on…

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