Month: January 2013

Adrienne Braumiller and Bruce Leeds to speak at the 12th Annual Partnering for Compliance- East Coast Conference

DATE: February 20, 21 & 22, 2013 *Reservations are limited to the first 200 paid registrants. COST: Pre-registered and prepaid before Monday, February 4th, 2013- $450.00, Non-U.S. Government. $150.00 U.S. Government Employees All registrations received after Monday, February 4th, 2013- $495.00, Non-U.S. Government. $190.00, U.S. Government Employees LOCATION: Pegasus Ballroom (Student Union Building), University of Central

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Adrienne Braumiller to speak at 39th NCBFAA Annual Conference

  Adrienne Braumiller will speak at Educational Workshop In Conjunction With 39th NCBFAA Annual Conference “Success Built on Knowledge” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. CCS Session: CBP Audit Triggers / What’s New with CBP Audits? Thursday, April 11th, 2013 For information and registration: https://www.ncbfaa.org/  

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Adrienne Braumiller to Speak at Ohio International Trade Assistance Center

Ohio International Trade Assistance Center announces Adrienne Braumiller to speak on “Comparing and Contrasting the Similarities and Differences between the Free Trade Agreements”. You will learn what to do and what not to do to comply with the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which companies are utilizing daily. March 5th , 2013 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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USTR Seeks Comment on Withdrawal of GSP for Bangladesh

Last month, a fire in a Tazreen Fashion factory in Bangladesh left 112 workers dead and a host of U.S. lawmakers questioning whether Bangladesh should continue to enjoy preferential treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is now seeking commentary on the effects of removing Bangladesh from the

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Classification Pointers – Deconstructing “Parts of General Use”

A fundamental rule associated with classifying merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is found under the General Rules of Interpretation, Rule 1, which provides in part: “classification shall be determined according to the terms of the headings and any relative section or chapter Notes.” One of the primary functions of

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New Legislation Opens up Russian Trade Opportunities, But Facing Backlash

A bill overwhelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Obama last month is expected to greatly expand export opportunities for American businesses by normalizing U.S. trade with Russia. But some fear it could also lead to strained relations between the two countries because of a provision in it that would punish Russian officials accused

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USML Cat. XI Rewrite – A Major Change to ITAR Controls

Category XI of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) controls a broad range of military electronics, placing them under the export controls enumerated in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In a Federal Register notice dated Nov. 28, the Department of State announced a proposed rule that would dramatically change Category XI and move many

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Made in Mexico vs. Made in China

According to Gabriel Lozano, J.P. Morgan’s chief economist for Mexico, until recently, China had been much more attractive to industry being cheaper, more flexible, and more accommodating; but wages in China are steadily rising, putting cost pressure on manufacturers. Lozano states, “Mexico didn’t start to win the battle against China until we started the recovery

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