Month: August 2022

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Forced Labor Due Diligence – Supply Chain Tracing Requirements to Comply with UFLPA, Withhold Release Orders, and More

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group

We can all agree that goods made from forced labor, indentured labor or child labor should not be introduced into the U.S. market. Indeed, U.S. law prohibits the entry of goods made from forced labor. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) which went into effect as of June 21, 2022, expands on this prohibition by placing a ban on goods from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) where ethnic minorities are being exploited or certain specified entities that are involved in using forced labor

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Primer on Forced Labor Enforcement

Primer on Forced Labor Enforcement for U.S. Importers

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group and Harold Jackson, Associate

This Primer provides introductory guidance to complying with U.S. forced labor laws for importers, and includes an introductory overview to forced labor laws, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to enforce forced labor laws, outlines importer requirements under The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, describes the detention processes for imported goods made with forced labor, lists key recommended compliance actions for adhering to U.S. forced labor laws, and provides helpful resources for complying with U.S. forced labor laws.

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us china relations

Relations Between the U.S. and China In One Word, Dismal Is a Decline in Trade Inevitable?

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

It’s goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, the recent visit to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi certainly didn’t help the already strained relations much, but within her reasoning for defiance of Beijing, the democracies of the world must stand together. The Chinese Embassy has now threatened to go to war with the U.S. over Taiwan.

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Is Your Company in Compliance with US Immigration Form I-129 EAR / ITAR Certification Requirements?

By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Most companies that employ non-U.S. persons in the United States are familiar with visa requirements, including completing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-129 – Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. However, many are less familiar with the affirmative due diligence and certification requirements contained in Part 6 of the I-129.

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Open General Licenses

DDTC is Open to Open General Licenses

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Some may be familiar with Open General Licenses (OGLs) used in the United Kingdom and some other countries. They allow export of dual-use, strategic and other controlled articles to specific destinations under certain conditions.

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Sanctions on Russia

By: Michelle Schulz, Of Counsel Braumiller Law Group

Since the Kremlin’s February 24th invasion of Ukraine, western countries have put in place extensive global financial ramifications. To gauge the extent of effectiveness, one must decipher the numbers behind Russia’s deceiving published economic statistics. One staggering implication of the trade war with the west lies within the entire collapse of the GDP growth acquired in the post-Soviet era.

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ImpactDAOs: Shaping the Future of Regenerative Organizations

By: Justin Holbein and James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

As Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) have exploded into public consciousness, new types of DAOs are proliferating. A novel use case for DAOs, termed “ImpactDAOs”, are defined as “any DAO that creates net positive externalities to the ecosystem around it.” An ImpactDAO seeks to use web3 and crypto-economic principles to regenerate a system, increasing resources and sustainability over time.

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russian sanctions on gas

European Countries Beware, Winter Is Coming, with Ice King Putin Leading the Charge

By: Victoria Schneider, Braumiller Law Group

If you haven’t heard the words Ukraine or Russia within the last 5 months, one would assume that you must live under a rock, or that you’ve just decided to tune them out. Just as it seemed that we were on our way to being in the clear from the COVID pandemic and getting back to a little bit of normalcy within the global supply chain, the ever-so-sweet Putin decided to invade the Ukraine.

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