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Posted on August 22, 2017

By Sue-Ann Linnemann, BCG Senior Trade Advisor I was talking to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Officer the other day and I asked, “What’s the most common violation you are seeing these days?”  Without hesitation, she told me that Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) continues to be “number one.”  These particular […]

ACE Reconciliation to Launch in February 2018

Posted on August 22, 2017

By Jennifer Horvath, Attorney, Braumiller Law Group  On June 27, 2017, CBP postponed the implementation of the reconciliation processing capability within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  The release date was originally targeted for July 8, 2017, but is now scheduled to deploy on February 24, 2018.  According to the CBP, the delay is related to continuing efforts […]

The “Next Big Thing”: Update on Key Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Case for Cold Drawn Mechanical Tubing

Posted on August 22, 2017

By Jennifer Horvath, Attorney, Braumiller Law Group   On April 19, 2017, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Michigan Seamless Tube, PTC Alliance Corp., Webco Industries and Zekelman Industries filed petitions with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) and the Department of Commerce (DOC).  The imposition of antidumping/countervailing duties (ADD/CVD) on imports of such tubing could have […]

NAFTA Country of Origin Marking Rules – an Overview

Posted on August 22, 2017

By Paul Fudacz, Senior Attorney, Braumiller Law Group Most trade professionals are quite familiar with the long-standing country of origin marking rules applicable to foreign produced goods imported and sold into the U.S., but many are not quite so familiar with the country of origin rules applicable to goods traded between the three NAFTA countries. […]

Commodity Jurisdiction – You Have to Get it Right!

Posted on August 22, 2017

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel Attorney, Braumiller Law Group Let’s assume you are the export control person for Acme Electronics (Acme), a producer of high tech and aerospace products.  Acme has just landed a major contract with a foreign customer.  Under the contract Acme will be exporting products and technical data and providing training and […]

Expanded Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea – A Summary

Posted on August 22, 2017

By Attorney Adrienne Braumiller, Founder, Braumiller Law Group On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act).  While the legislation’s initial purpose was to deepen and expand American sanctions against Russia, Congress broadened the final version of the Act to include additional measures targeting Iran, North […]

The Importance of Effective Internal Controls – Learning from Hobby Lobby’s Mistakes

Posted on August 22, 2017

By Adrienne Braumiller, Founder, Braumiller Law Group Hobby Lobby has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that requires the company to pay fines totaling $3 million, in addition to the surrender of a trove of ancient Middle Eastern artifacts, and the installation of rigorous new internal compliance standards to avoid future trade […]

“Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” – How Trade with China Can Lead to Significant Penalties

Posted on August 21, 2017

By Attorney Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder of Braumiller Law Group The passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act) brought a host of new regulations into law, and with them, new compliance hurdles for those engaged in international trade.  Though the Act was designed to target transactions with Russia, Iran, and […]

Congratulations to Adrienne Braumiller, Founder of Braumiller Law Group

Posted on June 23, 2017

Congratulations to Adrienne Braumiller, Founder of Braumiller Law Group, for ranking in both the USA and Global Chambers & Partners for 2017!       Chambers has been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and covers 185 jurisdictions. No other organization has the strength-in-depth of Chambers editorial and research team when it comes to assessing […]

1m Nat Coffee-Poly 1LB w/Tin

Posted on June 23, 2017

In a previous newsletter, I mentioned the importance of accurately describing the commodities on your export documents when filing AES. I was reviewing a client’s AES records when I came across this description: “1m Nat Coffee-Poly 1LB w/Tin”. I went huh? I could imagine what a Customs Officer would say, “Looks like, let me guess, […]