Month: June 2019

Incoterms 2020 – What to Expect

By: Bonnie M. Kersch, Sr. Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group Incoterms are rules issued by the International Chamber of Commerce that facilitate global trade and are updated every ten years or so in an effort to keep up with the changes that take place in international trade.  The current version is Incoterms 2010, but a

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China Plus One and the IMMEX

By: Bob Brewer, VP Marketing, Braumiller Law Group & Brenda Cordova, BLG Mexico Attorney Having heard the proverbial expression of “Not putting all of one’s eggs in one basket” since I was about 7 years old, I can’t imagine laying out a marketing strategy and business expansion plan in this day and age without looking

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Chinese Retaliatory Tariffs and List 4

By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate, Braumiller Law Group In light of President Trump’s decision to increase tariffs on the $200 billion list of Chinese imports, China has decided to raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. These retaliatory tariffs affect approximately 5,000 products and the total duty ranges from 20-25% depending on the

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USMCA Update – Just when we thought we had a deal…

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group Many are wondering whether the updated NAFTA is going to make it. By make it, of course, we mean ratification of the agreement so that it may replace NAFTA. More and more, it seems that the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” is a misnomer because the only agreement

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Which Way with Huawei?

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce announced that it was adding Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to the Entity List on May 16, 2019.  Not just this Huawei company in China, but also 68 non-US affiliates of Huawei located in 26 countries. 

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Special 301 Duties on Aircraft – Are They Just Winging It?

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group In a Federal Register Notice dated April 12, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the initiation of an investigation into European Union (EU) subsidies of large aircraft.  The notice also contained a list of European origin aircraft and other products targeted for potential

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Department of Justice Issues: Guidance on False Claims Act

By: Sarah Wirskye, Co-Counsel, Braumiller Law Group On May 6, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance explaining how the DOJ awards credit to defendants who cooperate during a False Claims Act investigation. The policy states that the DOJ will consider (1) voluntary disclosure of wrongdoing, (2) cooperation in an ongoing investigation, and (3) taking

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