Author: Vicky Wu

Industry in the Midst of COVID-19

By: Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney and Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as individuals and companies are trying to adjust to coronavirus recommendations.  While U.S. companies remain operational, many have experienced supply chain disruptions leading to concerns that contractual

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Trade Compliance Best Practices in Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney and Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, BLG ‘Twas the night before merger and all through the office, not an associate was sleeping not even the bosses. The diligence was due, and the T’s were crossed but (oh no) the I’s were not dotted! One of the biggest concerns for companies in

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Latest Trade War Antics

By: Vicky Wu, Associate Attorney & Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney On August 1, President Trump announced that the U.S. would move forward with imposing a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on a fourth list of Chinese imports worth about $300 billion. The tariffs on the newest list are slated to go into effect September 1,

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Iran Nuclear Deal

The JCPOA (Also Known as the Iran Nuclear Deal): What You Need to Know

By BLG Attorneys, Vicky Wu, and Megan Mohler The United States recently withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The JCPOA is a multilateral agreement reached between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany. The agreement outlined specifics regarding how Iran

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Was Your Post-Importation Preference Claim Rejected?

On June 8, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) distributed CSMS 17-000110 concerning the resubmission of protests for post importation preference claims that were previously rejected as non-protestable. The message stated that, pursuant to the Court of International Trade (CIT) decision in Zojirushi American Corp v. U.S., Slip Op. 16-78 (August 4, 2016), CBP

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U.S. Government Changes Sanctions Against Sudan

OFAC Amends the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations On January 17, 2017, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), authorizing transactions that were previously prohibited by the SSR and by Executive Orders 13067 and 13412. As a result,

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CBP Signals Change Ahead with New Regulatory Audit Procedure

Trade Alert! CBP SIGNALS CHANGE AHEAD WITH NEW REGULATORY AUDIT PROCEDURE CBP officials with the Office of Regulatory Audit recently discussed changes to their approach to auditing importers for compliance, along with the possibility of issuing penalties for non-compliance, in a meeting with representatives for the Washington D.C., based American Association of Exporters and Importers

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