Author: Adrienne Braumiller

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Forced Labor in Xinjiang: What you need to know

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

Human rights violations run rampant within China’s Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), targeting ethnic and religious minority groups such as Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and ethnic Kyrgyz. The PRC government in Xinjiang has unjustly imprisoned more than one million individuals from these minority groups since 2017.

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Non-Preferential Origin Rules – Which Do You Prefer?

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

There are two basic sets of country of origin rules that may apply to imports: (1) The preferential origin rules for articles considered “originating” under a free trade agreement; and (2) the non-preferential rules for articles not qualifying under a free trade agreement. 

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Latest Update on Section 301 Litigation

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

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The Art of Deal Making: Using External Expertise Effectively​

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.

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To File or Not to File Protests?

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 …

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New Section 232 CIT Decision Paves Way for Import Litigation

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

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USMCA –Key Changes to NAFTA and Preparing for Implementation

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

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USMCA Implementation, What’s Next?

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

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Emerging Technologies Rule-making is Upon Us!

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

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Major Regulatory Changes under USMCA

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

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Ready for More Section 301 Duties? Here They Come on EU Products!

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

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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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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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