Month: February 2017

A Day at the Beach

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.

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It’s Not Magic – Just Good Business

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.

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Introducing the U.S. Mexico International Trade Law Alliance for 2017: Toulet, Gottfried, Davila Y Martinez, S.C. & Braumiller Law Group

With a new administration in the White House, one must be prepared for change. Especially when it comes to the inevitable re-negotiation of NAFTA. Stay tuned, stay focused, stay informed, and above all, stay compliant. TGDM.com, BraumillerLaw.com, GrupoLegalCordova.com We are currently conducting joint 3rd party audits. For more information, contact Bob Brewer at Bob@BraumillerLaw.com  

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A New Alliance for 2017: Spark Compliance Consulting & Braumiller Law Group

Braumiller Law and Braumiller Consulting Groups are thrilled to announce our new strategic alliance with Spark Compliance Consulting. Spark Compliance Consulting is dedicated to working with its clients to create, maintain, and optimize world-class compliance & ethics programs that not only drive business success, but spark positive change throughout these organizations.

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The Case for Certifying Your Anti-Bribery Program

“How do I know whether my anti-bribery program is good?” That’s a question asked every day by compliance officers throughout the world. Up until now the answer has always required a guessing game involving scouring your network to hear about best practices, reviewing numerous pieces of guidance published by various regulators, and reading up on

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NAFTA

A Re-Negotiation of NAFTA: Perhaps, Perhaps Not

By: Bob Brewer, VP 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 Minister Justin Trudeau

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U.S. Government Changes Sanctions Against Sudan

OFAC Amends the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations On January 17, 2017, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), authorizing transactions that were previously prohibited by the SSR and by Executive Orders 13067 and 13412. As a result,

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Obtaining a Formal Ruling from CBP – Understanding the Basics

Most trade compliance professionals are aware of CBP’s ruling program, but many are not sure when it is appropriate to seek a customs ruling, exactly how to go about obtaining a customs ruling, and what types of issues are covered under the ruling program. A general principle under customs laws and regulations is that an

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Time Limit for Temporary Export License Increased

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce has implemented a rule aligning a temporary export license exception with the rules of the IMMEX program in Mexico. The rule was effective January 3, 2017. U.S. exporters are eligible to use the license exception Temporary Imports, Exports, Re-exports and Transfers (TMP) for

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Looking for Assists in All the Right Places

If you are responsible for customs compliance at an importing company, or if you are a customs broker consulting with your clients, among of the most important things to be aware of and properly declare are “assists”. The official definition of “assists” is found in Part 152.101 of the Customs Regulations. I have my own

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