301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying – UPDATE

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group  Introduction In the spring of 2018, the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs (“301 Tariffs”) against the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).  These 301 Tariffs were enacted last summer and encompass a massive-if-not-total cross-section of products and components manufactured in the PRC and imported …

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Please welcome our newest Associate Attorney Brandon French

Brandon’s experience includes researching classification issues, drafting Section 301 comments and exclusion requests, assisting with a wide range of import, export, drafting multiple ruling requests, and other international trade compliance issues. Brandon earned his J.D. from Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA. Before ASL, Brandon attended Charlotte School of Law where he was on …

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Braumiller Law Group is now a member firm of IR Global

IR Global firms consist of the world’s leading legal, accountancy and financial advisers, recommended exclusively by jurisdiction and practice area. Ensuring clients have the highest quality niche expertise available to them. We are proud to be a member of IR Global (the International Referral group), which offers the services of over 90,000 advisers throughout the …

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We would like to take this opportunity to proudly announce our newest addition to the Braumiller Consulting Group team. Welcome Kim Martin!

Kim Martin, a former Import Specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for 10 years, is knowledgeable in a myriad of Customs requirements and regulations including tariff classification, Anti-dumping and Countervailing (ADD/CVD), Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and other government agency requirements.  While at CBP, she was responsible for verifying commercial invoice descriptions against the …

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Imposition of Russian Sanctions

By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate One of the more interesting developments in the trade world is the recent addition of Russian businesses and individuals to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) by the U.S., Canada, and EU. On March 15th, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) added …

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Section 301 Considerations When Importing from a NAFTA Country

By: Paul Fudacz, Senior Associate Attorney With the advent of the Section 301 tariffs, an issue that has been raised frequently is how to accurately determine the country of origin for Section 301 tariff purposes for goods imported from a NAFTA country.  The NAFTA sets forth rules for determining the “country of origin” of products …

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CIT‘s First Jury Trial in 20 Years

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group The Court of International Trade (CIT) is slated for its first jury trial in 20 years. The case? U.S. v. Univar USA Inc. What’s so special about it? On March 26, 2019, Judge Barnett of the Court of International Trade ruled that a jury can, indeed, …

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A.I. and Classification, Could the Robots Do a Better Job?

By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group Are the robots taking over?  Last week, I stopped by McDonalds, placed my order on a computer, pulled out my phone and used an app to make a doctor’s appointment, and then later deposited a check through a different app on my phone.  All of these …

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