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
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
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)?
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
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
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,