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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 […]

NAFTA-Where are we now?

Posted on February 14, 2018

By Bob Brewer, VP Marketing, BLG Honestly, the odds of President Trump pulling the U.S. out of NAFTA, in my opinion, was rather inflated. It’s simply a tactic in the “art of the negotiation”. Vegas odds of President Trump leaving the North American Free Trade Agreement have now dropped sharply, trade observers say, but the […]

The CAATSA

Posted on February 14, 2018

By Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”) into law.  The CAATSA imposes additional sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.  In creating enhanced sanctions under the CAATSA, Congress also issued additional implementation requirements and corresponding deadlines […]

Watch Out! Here Are The Top 5 Risk Areas That Are Most Often Overlooked…

Posted on February 14, 2018

By Darlene Enlow, CCS, LCB Global Trade & Customs Compliance Manager Metso Corporation Mitigating risk should be a main objective of any trade compliance program. Most programs include improvements in the well-known areas of risk: classification, the proper utilization of special programs, record keeping, and valuation. These risk areas can quickly consume much of your […]

U.S. Customs Considerations in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted on February 14, 2018

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group Let’s assume for example, that The Giant Corporation, an organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, is acquiring Acme Corporation, and you just happen to work on the Customs Compliance staff of  The Giant Corporation.  The following compliance staff meeting’s focus is on […]

New Tariffs – Washing Machines and Solar Panels

Posted on February 14, 2018

By Vicky Wu, BLG Associate Attorney Beginning Feb. 7, 2018, additional tariffs will be assessed on imports of washing machines, washing machine parts, and solar panels in the government’s latest effort to give a competitive edge to domestic producers of these products. The safeguard tariffs come after the International Trade Commission (ITC) found that an […]

BLG is Proud to Announce a Strategic Alliance with Wirskye Law Firm

Posted on February 14, 2018

      The firms will be collaborating in the areas of FCPA, Customs Fraud, Export Investigations and False Claims ACT Wirskye Law Firm represents clients in civil and white-collar criminal fraud cases. The Firm has represented clients in cases involving imports and exports, with allegations of transshipment, misrepresenting the country of origin, false statements […]

To Disclose or Not to Disclose – That is the Question!

Posted on February 14, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law Group and Sarah Wirskye, Partner, Wirskye Law Firm On November 29, 2017 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Corporate Enforcement Policy (“FCPA Policy”).  The policy was incorporated into the United States’ Attorney’s Manual and is based on the 2016 FCPA Pilot Program designed […]

WCO Publishes Its Second Case Study on Transfer Pricing and its Impact on Customs Valuation

Posted on November 21, 2017

By George R. Tuttle, III, Attorney, Law Offices of George R. Tuttle U.S. importers and exporters will be interested to know that the World Customs Organization (“WCO”) has published (October 30, 2017) its second case study on intercompany transfer pricing and its effect on customs valuation. The WCO is an international body that is responsible […]