To File or Not to File Protests?

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By: Adrienne Braumiller & Vicky Wu Braumiller Law Group
George Tuttle III, Law Offices of George R. Tuttle

On September 10, 2020, HMTX Industries and related companies, Halstead and Metroflor, filed a lawsuit in the Court of International Trade (“CIT”) alleging that the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) exceeded its authority when it issued tariffs under …


The Mexico Agreement on Trade Facilitation

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By: Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group Mexico Counsel

On April 6, 2017, Mexico published in the Mexican Official Gazette an enactment decree to amend the Marrakech Agreement that created the World Trade Organization (WTO). This amendment consisted of the incorporation of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) set out in Annex 1A to the WTO …


Recent Changes to Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System

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By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration published a final rule modifying its regulations pertaining to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System. These changes include requiring steel import license applicants to identify the country where the steel used in the manufacture …


Export Controls on Campus A Learning Experience

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By: Bruce H. Leeds Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Colleges and universities – Ivy covered buildings with students and faculty engaged in academic pursuits. Colleges and universities – Hotbeds of export control concerns. What?? The halls of academia have increasingly become involved with export control issues. There are several ways that universities are potentially affected …


Section 301 CIT Litigation: Current Status and What’s Next?

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By: Brandon French, Associate Attorney, BLG

As many importers are aware, a lawsuit was brought against the United States arguing that the List 3 and List 4A tariffs violated The Trade Act of 1974, as well as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Once the initial lawsuit was filed by HMTX on September 10th, companies rushed …


Filing with the CIT Regarding the Section 301 Potential Tariff Refund

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By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

On the morning of September 15th our firm released a notification to importers that there was a case filed with the CIT that may possibly pave the way to refunds on the Section 301 tariffs. We expected a fairly decent response, and what we got was 10x’s that in …


“The Wild Wild East”… PPE Trade with Asia During the Pandemic

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By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

PPE: The Inverted Profit Potential in the Age of the Pandemic Since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic we’ve witnessed a myriad of businesses in all areas of commerce crash or even succumb all together to the drastic, unforeseen and continuing prohibitions and restrictions which …