Author: S George Alfonso

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“The Wild Wild East”… PPE Trade with Asia During the Pandemic

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

PPE: The Inverted Profit Potential in the Age of the Pandemic Since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic we’ve witnessed a myriad of businesses in all areas of commerce crash or even succumb all together to the drastic, unforeseen and continuing prohibitions and restrictions which …

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USMCA Chapter 25 – Call to Action

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The enactment of the “United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement” (“USMCA”) on July 1st, 2020, heralded the first new tri-lateral trade agreement since the enactment of its predecessor, NAFTA in 1994. Chapter 25 and the Newly Established Open Lines of Communication: One of the most progressive

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Time to Revisit How We Define “Act of War” in Force Majeure Provisions

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group On May 4th, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) intelligence service issued an unclassified four page report which stated in part: [DHS Intelligence Service] assess the Chinese Government [“Peoples Republic of China” (“PRC”)] intentionally concealed the severity of COVID-19 from the International community in early January

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Force Majeure and the Coronavirus [COVID-19]: Definitions Matter

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The month of March has brought a deluge of cancellations of international conferences, travel and severely affected markets around the world, all due to the spread of “COVID-19” – the newest strain of the “Coronavirus” which was first discovered last December in Wuhan, China. Force Majeure

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REIGNCORE: The USMCA has been Ratified!

One of the many improvements from NAFTA in the newly-ratified United States Mexico Canada Agreement (“USMCA”), is the added ability of your business to directly engage in an ongoing dialogue with a permanently established USMCA committee, whose express purpose is to work with businesses in order to clarify terms of control of the USMCA as

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USMCA: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT’S GOOD

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group President Trump has brought international trade to the forefront of today’s political and business discussions more than any President in modern history.  The focus on international trade in this hemisphere is the newly minted “United States Mexico Canada” trade agreement (“USMCA”).  What is the USMCA? The

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301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying – UPDATE

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group  Introduction In the spring of 2018, the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs (“301 Tariffs”) against the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).  These 301 Tariffs were enacted last summer and encompass a massive-if-not-total cross-section of products and components manufactured in the PRC and imported

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301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Effective Testimony

 By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC In August of 2018, I published an article entitled “301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying” [see link to previously published article on BLG Newsletter].  This article was based upon my experiences as Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group, PLLC (“Braumiller”) in working closely

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301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group In the spring of 2018 the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against the Peoples Republic of China (“PRC”) (“301 Tariffs”).  These 301 Tariffs were enacted this summer and encompass a massive, if not total cross section, of products and components manufactured in

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GDPR – Building the Model for Compliance

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Building the Model for Compliance Who’s afraid of the Big Bad GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new set of voluminous regulations that will become the controlling law for privacy protection of individuals in the European Union (EU) as of May 25, 2018 – No ifs, ands,

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