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Section 301 Initial Tariff List Becomes Effective

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate Attorney, BLG Today, June 15th, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the list of products which will become subject to the additional Section 301 tariff.  The tariffs were announced to become effective beginning July 6, 2018.  The government is imposing an additional 25% ad valorem […]

Taking the Lead for Change

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Judy Davis, BCG Senior Trade Advisor CTPAT is rounding the bend into change territory! The road ahead is both familiar and new, with some of the first signs already added to the landscape. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) presented its CTPAT Roadmap for the future of the program at the Customs Trade Partnership […]

U.S. Proclamations 9704 and 9705, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, A Mexico perspective

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Brenda Cordova, BLG Mexico Attorney On May 31, 2018, the Mexican government announced a potential increase on import duties on specific products originated in the United States.  This was a response to the United States Proclamations 9704 and 9705, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which included higher import duties […]

The JCPOA (Also Known as the Iran Nuclear Deal): What You Need to Know

Posted on June 15, 2018

By BLG Attorney, Vicky Wu, and BLG Law Clerk, Megan Mohler The United States recently withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The JCPOA is a multilateral agreement reached between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany. The agreement outlined specifics […]

President Announces Updated Steps to Address China’s Trade Practices to Protect U.S. Technology and Intellectual Property

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Paul Fudacz, Senior Attorney BLG On May 29, 2018 President Trump updated the steps his administration initially announced in March related to trade actions designed to protect domestic technology and intellectual property from certain discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China.  The Chinese trade practices targeted relate to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.  […]

The Final Stage of Export Control Reform – Revisions to USML Categories I-III

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Bruce Leeds, BLG Senior of Counsel Export Control Reform has been underway since 2009.  The process has been to revise the U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories one by one with the goal of better defining what is controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and transferring jurisdiction of articles – particularly at […]

Trump, Trade, and Aerospace: What in the World is Going On?

Posted on June 15, 2018

Is there an overall strategy to the different actions taken by the Trump administration affecting international trade? What does it mean for aerospace? Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group PLLC, takes a look at the story so far and will share further analysis at the Farnborough International Airshow next month. Read Adrienne Braumiller’s full article recently […]

Trade Negotiations Update

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, BLG Founding Partner May has come and gone, but NAFTA 2.0 remains in the lurch. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, had expressed the need for NAFTA to be negotiated by mid-May for Congress to be able to have a sufficient amount of time to vote and finalize it. Not to mention, the Mexico […]

CTPAT – Taking the Lead for Change

Posted on April 16, 2018

By Judy Davis, BCG Trade Advisor CTPAT is rounding the bend into change territory! The road ahead is both familiar and new, with some of the first signs already added to the landscape. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) presented its CTPAT Roadmap for the future of the program at the recent Customs Trade Partnership […]

Braumiller Law Group Contributes To Chambers International Trade 2018 Guide

Posted on April 4, 2018

Partner Adrienne Braumiller, as well as Attorneys Jennifer Horvath and Paul Fudacz offered a robust contribution to the Chambers International Trade 2018 Guide. Click here to view the chapter.

Mexico Customs, A Quick Update

Posted on April 4, 2018

By Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group, Mexico Attorney Mexican customs and trade regulations are constantly updated.  Sometimes over 8 times a year.The most recent amendment was published on December 22, 2017. The government is now releasing “resoluciones anticipadas” (similar to informed compliance publications) on their website.  These publications will then become law when published on […]

Politics, and Trade, and N. Korea

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Bob Brewer, VP of Marketing, BLG Politics and trade, it’s a study in “Politrade”, especially in a few choice countries in Asia. For the first time since taking the official seat of power in the DPRK six years ago Kim Jung Un is stepping outside the boundaries, literally of course, as he prepares to […]

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: How to Cope with the Impact and Temporary Exemptions

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner Founder of Braumiller Law Group, and Megan Mohler, BLG Law Clerk The infamous proclamations are signed, published, and ready for rollout! Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 that impose global safeguard tariffs on steel and aluminum imports officially took effect on March 23, 2018. The tariffs that impose a 25 percent duty […]

KORUS-FTA, Time for Renegotiation – “Hit the AUTO button”

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Bob Brewer, BLG VP-Marketing I can’t resist the play on words, so here we go: (Sorry) It’s not necessarily a KORUS of voices regarding unfair trade with S. Korea. On the contrary, it’s just one voice, but the one that matters the most. The U.S. and the Republic of Korea signed the United States-Korea […]

Update on NAFTA Negotiations —April 2, 2018

Posted on April 3, 2018

By BLG Senior Attorney , Paul Fudacz As negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States prepare for the eighth round of NAFTA discussions, there is increasing pressure to reach a deal on a revised framework due to several impending deadlines, prompting U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to press the NAFTA partners to conclude negotiations […]

President Announces Special Duties on Chinese Products

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Bruce Leeds, Senior of Counsel Attorney, Braumiller Law Group On March 22, the President announced that the United States will be imposing special duties on certain Chinese products in retaliation for claimed theft of U.S. intellectual property rights and the use of pressure and intimidation to obtain trade secrets.   The proposed actions against China […]

Export Control Reform 2018

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law Group In mid-February, the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 was introduced as bi-partisan legislation to the House. Its main goal appears to be to protect emerging U.S. technological advancements in science, engineering, and technology that could potentially be used as a military advantage, if seized and inspected at […]

DOJ Ends Use of Civil Enforcement Authority

Posted on April 3, 2018

By: Attorney Sarah Wirskye, Wirskye Law In January 2018, the Office of the Associate Attorney General issued a new policy that prohibits the Department of Justice (DOJ) from using its civil enforcement authority to convert agency guidance documents into binding rules.  This policy prohibits DOJ’s civil litigators from using “guidance documents” in the enforcement of […]

GDPR – Building the Model for Compliance

Posted on March 23, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Building the Model for Compliance Who’s afraid of the Big Bad GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new set of voluminous regulations that will become the controlling law for privacy protection of individuals in the European Union (EU) as of May 25, 2018 – No ifs, ands, […]

Partner & Founder of Braumiller Law Group, Adrienne Braumiller, Shortlisted for three “Women in Compliance” Awards

Posted on February 15, 2018

We are proud to announce that Partner & Founder of Braumiller Law Group, Adrienne Braumiller, has been shortlisted for the following “Women in Compliance” awards  by C5 in London. Corporate Lawyer of the Year Francesca Richmond Baker McKenzie UK Adrienne Braumiller Braumiller Law Group, PLLC USA Jane Colston Brown Rudnick LLP UK Leigh L. Oliver […]