Month: February 2019

Trump’s Tariffs: Be Wary of the False Claims Act

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC With the imminent, and all too real, threat of an increase in Section 301 tariffs set for March 2nd, on more than 6,000 product lines from China, the last thing importers need is another thing to worry about. For importers who may be tempted to

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Export Control Changes and Updates in 2018

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC 2018 saw a number of administrative and legislative changes to U.S. export controls.  Many of them have not been implemented, and others have gone into place.  Let’s take a look: Export Control Reform Act (ECRA) of 2018 This legislation had bipartisan sponsorship, was passed by both

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Amazon, A-Z Direct from China

By: Bob Brewer, VP of Marketing, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC When you look at the breakdown in manufacturing and retail, and what percent of that comes into the U.S. from China, it’s a no-brainer to someone like Jeff Bezos to want to “own” the entire logistics operation of getting product direct from China into an

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New NAFTA? – What NAFTA Practitioners Can Expect Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

By: Paul Fudacz, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC Many importers are aware that the United States, Canada, and Mexico have negotiated a replacement treaty for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The new agreement is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and was announced by President Trump on October 1, 2018.  

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301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Effective Testimony

 By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC In August of 2018, I published an article entitled “301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying” [see link to previously published article on BLG Newsletter].  This article was based upon my experiences as Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group, PLLC (“Braumiller”) in working closely

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Modernizing the World of Trade: CBP’s 21st Century Framework

By: Brandon French, Contract Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has taken the initiative to modernize its current trade environment. The purpose of the initiative is to realign CBP’s current trade policies and procedures with the development of new industries, technology, and modes of conducting business. A Federal Register (FR) Notice

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