By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner, Braumiller Law Group On June 1, 2021, the U.S. Government, in the ongoing Court of International Trade (“CIT”) litigation over List 3 and List 4A Section 301 tariffs on certain imports of Chinese products, filed a Motion to Dismiss for the “failure to state a claim” and, alternatively a Motion
By Adrienne Braumiller Braumiller Law Group
What is a Digital Services Tax (DST)? A DST is a tax on revenue a company generates from digital services provided to customers in different countries. The services include advertising, data transfer and online selling.
By Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group
A March 1st decision out of the CIT has caused a stir in the global trade industry because of the CIT opinion’s apparent uncertainty of the applicability of the “first sale” rule in transactions with non-market economy manufacturers and the broader implications of that uncertainty.
By Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group
Companies can expect to see ramped up enforcement on forced labor and increased scrutiny in their supply chains, among other trade-related initiatives of the new Biden Administration.
By Adrienne Braumiller and Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group
Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in international trade law. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.
By Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner, BLG
On December 2nd, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that may ultimately cause Chinese companies to be delisted from the U.S. stock exchange
By: Adrienne Braumiller & Vicky Wu Braumiller Law Group
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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 …
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled that the doubling of Section 232 duties on imports of Turkish steel after the initial imposition of the original national security duties at 25% is a violation of the Fifth Amendment guarantee of equal
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner and Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) is currently slated to take effect beginning on July 1, 2020. A review of the text of the USMCA reveals that USMCA retains many elements of the North American Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), while displacing others with new
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner, Braumiller Law Group The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially been ratified by all three North American parties, now what? For one thing, the United States, Canada, and Mexico must develop uniform regulations with an effective date prior to, or on June 1, 2020 which is the official implementation date
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group On Friday, January 31, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order reiterating the policy of the United States regarding persons who facilitate imports of merchandise in direct violation of Federal laws and calling for the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue a notice of proposed rule-making
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney and Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney On January 6, 2020, BIS published an interim final rule adding “software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery” to the EAR and requiring a license to export and reexport such items to all countries, with the
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner, BLG The long-awaited implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) may be happening just in time for Christmas this year! On 12/10 Speaker Pelosi announced that Democrats had reached an agreement with the Trump administration on moving forward with the USMCA trade agreement. The USMCA will modernize an outdated
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Vicky Wu and Megan Mohler of Braumiller Law Group (Article originally posted on September 26, 2019 and is on the BloombergTax website.) President Trump’s trade war with China continues. What options do businesses importing and exporting have in this period of uncertainty? Adrienne Braumiller, Vicky Wu and Megan Mohler of Braumiller Law Group
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner, Braumiller Law Group On October 2, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States has won the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization (WTO) history in its dispute with the European Union over illegal subsidies to Airbus. This award grew out of an allegation
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
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
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
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group The Court of International Trade (CIT) is slated for its first jury trial in 20 years. The case? U.S. v. Univar USA Inc. What’s so special about it? On March 26, 2019, Judge Barnett of the Court of International Trade ruled that a jury can, indeed,
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC One of the more interesting events in the trade arena with China recently occurred with the arrest and subsequent indictment of Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, in December 2018. Meng was arrested by Canadian officials, at the request of the U.S., under the suspicion that Huawei,