Author: James Holbein

Regulation for Decentralized Finance

Approaches to Regulation for Decentralized Finance

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a term describing the assortment of different financial applications enabled by blockchain technology and cryptocurrency with the aim to decentralize financial services that are currently intermediated by financial institutions.

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Developing Digital Approaches to Trade Finance

By: James R. Holbein, Counsel to Braumiller Law Group PLLC

The digital revolution affecting so much change across the world is coming to international trade processing and logistics.  The transition to all digital documentation and processing from formerly inefficient analog systems is well underway.

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Digital Blockchain Services Bolster Supply Chains

By: James R. Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group Introduction:  Blockchain is a transformative new technology, like artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) innovations.  In the popular press there is a lot of turmoil concerning cryptocurrency, a type of blockchain-enabled investment. The volatility of cryptocurrency is well known.

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Recourse USMCA environmental issues

Recourse for USMCA Environmental Issues

By James Holbein, Braumiller Law Group

This article seeks to assist potential users of the provisions of the Agreement Between the U.S., the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA) to understand the multiple layers of review required for an issue to wend its way through the environmental review bodies.

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Trade in the New Digital World

By James Holbein, Braumiller Law Group

This article describes how digitization of information and development of new tools and equipment is expanding to improve efficiency, productivity, safety and almost every aspect of the movement of goods.

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USMCA and Chapter 84, What You Need to Know

By: Jim Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group USMCA entry into force The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020.  The new agreement is similar to NAFTA in many respects, and the commitments that pertain specifically to machinery, equipment and computers in Chapter 84 have not changed very much, with the

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Solving Trade Problems Under the New USMCA

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group This article outlines the various mechanisms available to companies that encounter problems with the implementation and operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that officially replaces NAFTA on July 1, 2020.  While the new agreement provides many of the same mechanisms as NAFTA, there have been significant

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Using Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The window for filing a request for exclusions from the tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on goods from China closed in late January.  However, the process of granting exclusions is unfolding very slowly. Tranches One and Two:  The exclusions granted under the first two tranches of

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