Month: May 2015

Adrienne Braumiller and Sue Ann Linneman will be hosting an “Import Boot Camp” at the upcoming September Partnering for Compliance West Coast Conference in Los Angeles

Adrienne Braumiller and Sue Ann Linneman will be hosting an “Import Boot Camp” at the upcoming September Partnering for Compliance West Coast Conference in Los Angeles, Our 6th Annual “Partnering For Compliance™” West Coast Export/Import Control program is scheduled to take place on September 16, 17 & 18, 2015 in Los Angeles.   Separate Customs/Import

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Broker Exam Prep Course & Boot Camp

  The next Customs Broker Examination will be in October 2015….so start preparing now! Join some of your colleagues in a preparation class presented by Braumiller Law Group.  The class will cover all major areas on the test, such as, entry procedures, marking, classification, value, broker responsibilities and much more.  In addition, we will be

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Attorney Jennifer Horvath will cover, “Computed value and why they are used in maquila import transactions”

Attorney Jennifer Horvath will cover, “Computed value and why they are used in maquila import transactions” There are special considerations when ascertaining the proper value to declare to Customs for imports from maquilas.  Most types of maquila transactions should not be appraised under transaction value, which is the value method commonly thought to apply to

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Adrienne Braumiller has recently been ranked within Global Chambers and Partners

Adrienne Braumiller has recently been ranked within Global Chambers and Partners as a “Leader in International Trade: Customs”   http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/person/931293/adrienne-braumiller Chambers and Partners, a highly prestigious publishing firm for the legal profession, is comprised of over 150 highly qualified full time researchers who have been identifying and ranking the world’s best lawyers and law firms based

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Who Is Liable?

Once again there is reinforcement to the fact that it is very difficult, and complex, to import or export within the United States. On April 21st the Department of Justice filed suit in the Northern District of Texas on behalf of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) seeking civil penalties and injunctive relief against a

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How to select a freight forwarder/AES filer

In my position as the Census Bureau’s Trade Ombudsman and Chief, Regulations and Education and Outreach Branch, I worked closely with the United States Principal Parties in Interests (USPPIs), normally the exporter, and Freight Forwarders, who are usually the Automated Export System (AES) authorized agent.  USPPI’s always asked me if I could recommend a freight

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Status Update on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

By: Jennifer Horvath, Associate Attorney The ongoing negotiations involving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have recently been the subject of increased attention, both in the national news, and within the international trade community. As officials become more optimistic about the likelihood of its passage, companies are looking forward to more efficient trade with 793 million consumers.

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How to Expand Your Global Exports

By: Christos Linardakis, Senior Counsel  It’s been my experience over the past 30 years that regardless of what the U.S. economy may be doing, whether it’s a recession, or a period of growth, one area has rarely changed, and that is exports of U.S. products and services. I was fortunate enough to have had a

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Watch Valuation in the U.S. Tariff

Watches, clocks, and other timepieces hold a singular distinction in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS), as being the only products broken down into as many as four tariff numbers with separate duty rates for each component.  This presents a unique challenge when determining the proper value to report for each tariff, and

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The “Customs Business” Rule – What’s That All About?

By: Bruce H. Leeds, Senior Counsel “Customs business” is defined in Part 111.1 of the Customs Regulations as “those activities involving transactions with CBP concerning the entry and admissibility of merchandise, its classification and valuation, the payment of duties, taxes, or other charges assessed or collected by CBP on merchandise by reason of its importation,

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