Department of Commerce Announces General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) for Steel Articles Under the 232 Exclusions Process

Section 232 Exclusions

By Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

The Grinch came early in 2020 with the introduction by the U.S. Department of Commerce of new steel licensing requirements that instruct importers to indicate the “country of melt and pour” on standard steel licenses imported after October 13, 2020, and also the introduction on December 14 of new certification requirements related to the Section 232 exclusion process.


ICTS Transactions Rule Includes Imports and Uncertainty

icts Information and Communications Technology and Services

By Attorneys, Megan Mohler and Vicky Wu, Braumiller Law Group

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce published an interim final rule (interim rule) and proposed regulations (15 CFR Part 7) that could, effectively, mean a new licensing regime on imports related to Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS).


Section 301 Digital Service Tax Investigation

Digital service tax investigation

By Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

The primary focus of companies over the past few years has been on the Section 301 China tariffs. However, businesses should be aware of the ongoing Section 301 investigation into digital service taxes (DST) by certain countries.


What’s Happening with Trade in 2021

trade in 2021

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

A new year, a new administration, and new trade initiatives. Well…at least 2 out of 3. Let’s take a look at some import and Customs subjects, then turn to export controls.


The Future Will Be Made in America

By Joaquin Pampin-Galan, Braumiller Law Group

Biden’s new “Buy American” plan will make it more difficult for federal agencies to contract with companies overseas to purchase foreign products by reducing loopholes and waivers in existing Buy American rules.


The New Administration, Freeze Order and Impacts

regulatory freeze

By Linnea Deeds, Braumiller Consulting Group

With a new administration comes the regulatory freeze announcement and its potential impact on organizations and their strategic planning.  Issuing a freeze is so common that the communications almost appear boilerplate.