Author: Bob Brewer

China’s Dual Circulation Policy

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

Almost two years now into the global pandemic and the world’s two most powerful economies are having to take a hard long look at their supply chain shortcomings, as well as becoming economically self-sufficient to a great extent. During the pandemic it became painfully obvious that the U.S. has become far too dependent on China for imports of many essential needs.

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The U.S. Strike Force on Unfair Trade A Global Perspective, But It’s Really Just About China

By: By Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

In the ongoing tit-for-tat trade war with China and the U.S., new developments are actually old policies, but seem to be resurfacing as the escalation in loss of patience continues to bring about more protectionism. It’s a global implementation, but the United States will target China with a new “strike force” to combat unfair trade practices.

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HTS Classification Mistakes Before Customs Comes Knocking

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group & Brad Menard, VP of Braumiller Consulting Group It’s a fact of life in international trade, many shipments, on a daily basis, arrive at ports in the U.S. with the wrong tariff classification code assigned to the product. No big deal? Not quite, and I can tell you this,

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Post COVID port issues

A Post COVID Surge, and a Variety of Port Issues

By Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

There are reasons to be optimistic about the economies of the world bouncing back from the pandemic in 2021, and at the same time, the major push to restock the world’s supply of goods has been met with a variety of problems.

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When a Few Bad Apples Create Havoc in the Orchard

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group To a certain extent, it goes without saying that the pandemic has certainly opened the door for PPE opportunity, and at the same time, obviously, those who would choose to simply try and take advantage of the situation. I’m not talking about price gouging, although that has certainly happened

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COVID-19 and the Impact on the Asian Apparel Industry

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group At the time of this writing, it’s not exactly another day in paradise, over 103,000 Americans are no longer with us, there are an estimated 1,500,000 confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus, and I am also ballparking at 40,000,000+ unemployment claims filed at the time of this writing, because

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Time to Play Nice With China on Trade?

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group I know, I know, some would say, “Are you kidding? They started this pandemic”? Yes, it did start in Wuhan, in China, but finger pointing at this time is not going to help either of us rebound from the economic impact that it has caused both countries. Living in

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Ambitious Free Trade in 2020 and the African Continent

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area, outlined in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations. The free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade

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NIST 800-171: Cybersecurity, CUI/CDI and NIST 800-171 What does it mean for your business?

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group For anyone in the aerospace, defense, and export control markets, you have undoubtedly been faced with the question on cyber-security compliance. This form of compliance most often surfaces if you’re dealing in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), where the certification of compliance is required through systems such

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U.S. vs China Trade War, Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group On Friday, October 11th, 2019, President Trump announced a three- phase trade deal with China. The agreement is an outline of a partial trade accord that President Donald Trump said he and Xi Jinping could sign as soon as next month at an upcoming November summit in Chile. To

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MTB Petition Process

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group This Friday, October 11, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will open this MTB portal The deadline for submitting MTB petitions is December 10, 2019. More information on the MTB process is available on the USITC’s MTB landing page,  The site includes recordings of webinars on details how

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Good-Bye China, Hello Vietnam

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group The trade war between the U.S. and China has dragged on for more than a year now with 25% tariffs currently placed on $200 billion of Chinese goods. On August 1, President Trump announced that the U.S. would move forward with imposing a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on

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