Author: Adrienne Braumiller

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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USMCA Update – Just when we thought we had a deal…

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

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CIT‘s First Jury Trial in 20 Years

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,

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Trump’s Tariffs: Be Wary of the False Claims Act

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC With the imminent, and all too real, threat of an increase in Section 301 tariffs set for March 2nd, on more than 6,000 product lines from China, the last thing importers need is another thing to worry about. For importers who may be tempted to

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Does NAFTA 2.0 Modernization Mean More Opportunity for Fraud?

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder Braumiller Law Group Many new technologies have erupted in the last 24 years, so sure, NAFTA was due for an update. Ecommerce has certainly also sparked the need for a facelift.  But modernized provisions for certification of origin (which is how countries determine which shipments qualify for duty-free status)

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Confused Over CFIUS? New Impact on Export Controls by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

By Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, and Vicky Wu, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group PLLC Any day now we expect to see President Trump’s signature on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRMMA). On August 1, 2018, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in passing FIRRMA and introduced comprehensive changes to the law

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Trade Negotiations Update

By Adrienne Braumiller, BLG Founding Partner May has come and gone, but NAFTA 2.0 remains in the lurch. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, had expressed the need for NAFTA to be negotiated by mid-May for Congress to be able to have a sufficient amount of time to vote and finalize it. Not to mention, the Mexico

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Import Export Law

Export Control Reform 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law Group In mid-February, the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 was introduced as bi-partisan legislation to the House. Its main goal appears to be to protect emerging U.S. technological advancements in science, engineering, and technology that could potentially be used as a military advantage, if seized and inspected at

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Expanded Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea – A Summary

By Attorney Adrienne Braumiller, Founder, Braumiller Law Group On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act).  While the legislation’s initial purpose was to deepen and expand American sanctions against Russia, Congress broadened the final version of the Act to include additional measures targeting Iran, North

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Economic Sanctions

“Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” – How Trade with China Can Lead to Significant Penalties

By Attorney Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder of Braumiller Law Group The passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act) brought a host of new regulations into law, and with them, new compliance hurdles for those engaged in international trade.  Though the Act was designed to target transactions with Russia, Iran, and

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The Current Status of International Trade – By Partner Adrienne Braumiller

The October 2016 issue of Lawyer Monthly has a fantastic interview with Partner, Adrienne Braumiller regarding the current status of international trade.  Adrienne discusses everything from compliance issues, her thoughts on (potential) trading with Cuba, as well as China – and to what’s coming in 2017 with regard to trade law and customs updates and

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BIS Issues Final Rules on Charging and Penalty Determinations in Settlement of Administrative Enforcement Cases

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner On June 22nd, the U.S. Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) promulgated its final version of the revision of enforcement guidelines (effective July 22, 2016).  BIS proposed its initial revisions in December 2015. Concerns regarding the proposed revisions included the proposed base penalty amounts, mitigation factors, related violations, warning letters,

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