Author: Mike Smiszek

US anti boycott laws

Antiboycott Compliance for U.S. Companies

By: Mike Smiszek, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

A boycott is the organized and intentional refusal to engage in activity, whether directly or indirectly, with an identifiable specific group of persons in order to achieve a discriminatory policy objective based upon national origin, religion, ethnicity, race, gender, or other group characteristic.

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nuclear export controls

Nuclear Export Controls: A Brief Overview of NRC and DoE Regulations

By: Mike Smiszel, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Two bodies of export regulations typically come to mind when we think of export controls: the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

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Tariff Engineering

Tariff Engineering: Opportunities for Duty Mitigation

By: Mike Smiszek, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Tariffs are inherently controversial because of their financial consequences. An importer wants to pay as little duty as possible while Customs (CBP) wants to collect as much tariff revenue as possible. The one constant in this battle between industry and government is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).

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