Venezuela Sanctions

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group The newly imposed sanctions on the Government of Venezuela are aimed at limiting the Maduro regime’s access to all property and interests that are in, or come within, the United States. These sanctions are quickly becoming comparable to those imposed on Iran, Cuba, and North Korea …

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FedEx vs. Department of Commerce: Compliance Comes in Small Packages

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group On June 24th of this year, FedEx filed a suit against the Department of Commerce “seeking to enjoin the US Department of Commerce from enforcing prohibitions contained in the Export Administration Regulations.” In its filing FedEx stated that it “believes that the EAR violates common carrier rights …

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Who Knew that Gorgeous Mirror Needs an FWS Declaration?

By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate, Braumiller Law Group Understanding the specific regulations  overseen by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) can often times be challenging. Businesses should be aware of how the FWS enforces the regulations, environmental wildlife protection laws, and international wildlife treaties of other agencies. For instance, violations of FWS regulations can trigger …

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Additive Manufacturing Brings About New National Security Concerns

By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group Additive manufacturing is the new exciting way to manufacture all sorts of items, but it brings along with it a variety of national security concerns. Additive manufacturing is the industry term for 3D printing.  Subtractive manufacturing is what we would think of as the more typical …

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United States Export Control Reform Act and “Emerging Technologies”

By:  Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group        Vicky Wu, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, and        Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group KEY TAKEAWAYS The intention of the Export Control Reform initiative, which began in 2009, was to simplify the export of controlled items while refocusing on …

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