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.

US – CBP – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42065469 – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak FDA’s Import Operations currently remain functional and operational.  Activities including FDA Prior Notice review, FDA entry processing, FDA sampling/examination of high risk shipments, FSVP inspections, filer assessments, and compliance activities are…

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Gemini Shippers Group  calls on President Trump To Suspend Tariffs In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Members, Today Gemini Shippers Group joined the other members of the Americans for Free Trade coalition in calling on President Trump To Suspend Tariffs In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak, Providing Relief to Millions of American Farmers, Manufacturers, and Consumers. A press release and a copy of the letter can be found…

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CSMS #41998518 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Ninth Round of Product Exclusions from China

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CSMS #41998518 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Ninth Round of Product Exclusions from China BACKGROUND On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 9921 announcing the decision to grant the ninth round of certain exclusion requests from the Section…

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Gemini Shippers Group joined members of American for Free Trade coalition in the following letter to the US Trade Representative

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Gemini Shippers Group joined members of American for Free Trade coalition in the following letter to the US Trade Representative. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   Submitted via www.regulations.gov. September 20, 2019 The Honorable Robert E. Lighthizer United States Trade Representative 600 Seventeenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Re: Request for Comments Concerning Proposed…

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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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