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Sometimes, you need a super hero!

Posted on April 18, 2017

Manufacturing Mantra: Digitize or Die

Posted on April 12, 2017

I just returned from Hong Kong. The conferences, “Prime Source Forum”, and “Made in Asia” that we (Adrienne Braumiller of Braumiller Law Group and myself) attended this past March were led by the mantra of “Digitize or Die.” In my opinion, what this essentially translates to is “get with the program” regarding new innovations in […]

Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties- Why Compliance is Mission Critical and Practical Pointers

Posted on April 12, 2017

An area of trade law that is getting a lot of attention these days is Anti-dumping and Countervailing duties (AD and CVD). AD and CVD orders are issued by the U.S Department of Commerce, and impose additional duties on certain products after an investigation has revealed that the products are either being “dumped” into the […]

Eight Weapons a Compliance Officer Can Wield to Defeat Modern Slavery

Posted on April 11, 2017

Regulations like the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, and the UK Modern Slavery Act, mean that compliance officers around the world are now in a position to help wipe out the global disgrace that is modern slavery. The United Nations estimates that between 27 and 30 million people are currently caught in the slave […]

When is the Authorized Agent/Freight Forwarder the United States Principal Party in Interest (USPPI)?

Posted on April 10, 2017

Two weeks ago, I received an email from a client, a distributor, informing me that they were involved in a routed export transaction, but they were not the USPPI. They went on to say that the Foreign Principal Parties’ freight forwarder in El Paso was the USPPI. So, I therefore became really curious, and asked […]

Mexico Going Digital

Posted on April 10, 2017

On March 27, 2017, the Mexican Minister of Economy published in the Official Gazette a decree regarding the establishment of a Legal Affairs System for Foreign Investment procedures (Sistema de Asuntos Jurídicos para la Inversión Extranjera) aimed to improve and facilitate the communication between the government and private entities. The purpose of this system is […]

Making a Product Outside the United States Using U.S. Materials – Piece of Cake!

Posted on April 10, 2017

OK, here is the scenario: A U.S. baker wants to make birthday cakes outside the U.S. The baker provides cake mix, sugar, eggs, frosting and birthday candles free of charge to the foreign bakery. The U.S. baker pays the foreign bakery $2.00 per cake to combine, bake, and finish these ingredients into finished birthday cakes, […]

A Re-Negotiation of NAFTA, Perhaps, Perhaps Not

Posted on February 14, 2017

“Keep calm, keep trading” By Bob Brewer, BLG Marketing President Trump made it perfectly clear that he plans on following through with the re-negotiation of NAFTA.As most can’t look away, via our daily feed of what I would identify as a “veritable plethora” of new executive orders being signed, a meeting with the Canadian Prime […]

A Day at the Beach

Posted on February 7, 2017

A calming, soothing, and relaxing piece complete with beach scenes, splashing waves, palm trees swaying in a warm breeze, very mellow spa music (no narrator needed), and of course, a little information about our companies.

It’s Not Magic – Just Good Business

Posted on February 7, 2017

Braumiller Law Group, PLLC, is a highly respected international trade law firm based out of Dallas, TX, with offices in the U.S. and Mexico. Yes we have, on many occasions, made some magic happen, when it came to saving our clients’ money from potentially large Customs penalties.