Month: August 2017

CHECK THAT MARK

  By Sue-Ann Linnemann, BCG Senior Trade Advisor I was talking to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Officer the other day and I asked, “What’s the most common violation you are seeing these days?”  Without hesitation, she told me that Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) continues to be “number one.”  These

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ACE Reconciliation to Launch in February 2018

By Jennifer Horvath, Attorney, Braumiller Law Group  On June 27, 2017, CBP postponed the implementation of the reconciliation processing capability within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  The release date was originally targeted for July 8, 2017, but is now scheduled to deploy on February 24, 2018.  According to the CBP, the delay is related to continuing efforts

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The “Next Big Thing”: Update on Key Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Case for Cold Drawn Mechanical Tubing

By Jennifer Horvath, Attorney, Braumiller Law Group   On April 19, 2017, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Michigan Seamless Tube, PTC Alliance Corp., Webco Industries and Zekelman Industries filed petitions with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) and the Department of Commerce (DOC).  The imposition of antidumping/countervailing duties (ADD/CVD) on imports of such tubing could have

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NAFTA Country of Origin Marking Rules – an Overview

  By Paul Fudacz, Senior Attorney, Braumiller Law Group Most trade professionals are quite familiar with the long-standing country of origin marking rules applicable to foreign produced goods imported and sold into the U.S., but many are not quite so familiar with the country of origin rules applicable to goods traded between the three NAFTA

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Commodity Jurisdiction – You Have to Get it Right!

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel , Braumiller Law Group Let’s assume you are the export control person for Acme Electronics (Acme), a producer of high tech and aerospace products.  Acme has just landed a major contract with a foreign customer.  Under the contract Acme will be exporting products and technical data and providing training and

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Expanded Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea – A Summary

By Attorney Adrienne Braumiller, Founder, Braumiller Law Group On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act).  While the legislation’s initial purpose was to deepen and expand American sanctions against Russia, Congress broadened the final version of the Act to include additional measures targeting Iran, North

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Economic Sanctions

“Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” – How Trade with China Can Lead to Significant Penalties

By Attorney Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder of Braumiller Law Group The passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act) brought a host of new regulations into law, and with them, new compliance hurdles for those engaged in international trade.  Though the Act was designed to target transactions with Russia, Iran, and

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