Paul Fudacz, a Senior Attorney with Braumiller Law Group, has nearly 25 years of experience in International Trade law. He specializes in customs and import regulatory issues, export controls and licensing, legal audits, supply chain security initiatives and establishing and managing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs.
Prior to joining Braumiller Law Group, Paul held the position of Senior Counsel, International Trade for a global Fortune 500 vehicular components manufacturer. In that capacity, he was accountable for all aspects of import and export trade compliance. His recent practice has involved assisting clients in the aviation, polymer and chemical, material handling, electronics, oil and gas, solar cell, toy and recreational equipment and vehicular components industries.
Paul has special expertise in the areas of HTS classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, customs valuation, customs seizures, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, ACS Reconciliation, C-TPAT, Customs and FTC marking and ISA certification requirements. He also has considerable experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and anti-boycott compliance. Beyond this area of practice, he assists clients in obtaining foreign trademark registrations.
Paul is presently serving an appointment on the Northwest Ohio District Export Council and also serves on the Steering Committee of The University of Toledo’s Export Success business development program and is a presenter in the program.
Paul also serves as a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer young lawyer development program and is frequently a speaker for various business development organizations including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ohio Department of Development’s Northwest Ohio International Trade Assistance Center and the Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium.
In addition to Paul being an attorney, he is also a degreed engineer and inventor. He received his Bachelors’ Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois). Paul is a member of the State Bar in both Ohio and in Illinois and is also a Registered Patent Attorney.
- Section 301 Considerations When Importing from a NAFTA Country (April 2019)
- New NAFTA? – What NAFTA Practitioners Can Expect Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) (February 2019)
- Are My Goods of Chinese Origin? Update on Country of Origin Rules in view of the Section 301 Tariffs (August 2018)
- President Announces Updated Steps to Address China’s Trade Practices to Protect U.S. Technology and Intellectual Property (June, 2018)
- Update on NAFTA Negotiations- April 2, 2018 (April, 2018)
- Update on Section 232 Trade Actions Targeting Steel and Aluminum Imports (February 2018)
- NAFTA Country of Origin Marking Rules – an Overview (August 2017)
- Overview of President Trump’s Section 232 Investigation of Foreign Steel (June 2017)
- Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties- Why Compliance is Mission Critical and Practical Pointers (April 2017)
- Obtaining a Formal Ruling from CBP – Understanding the Basics (February 2017)
- Update on CBP’s Trusted Trader Program (December 2016)
- Qualifying for NAFTA Preference on a De minimis Basis – A Closer Look (August 2016)
Recent Speaking Engagement
- Toledo Chamber of Commerce “Section 232 and 301 Investigations and Resulting Tariff Actions (November 2018)
- Made in America – A Seminar from U.S. Customs experts, and legal experts “An overview of U.S. Federal Trade Commission rules on the use of” (September 13th, 2017)
- Logistics & Compliance Conference for Exporters “Utilizing Free Trade Agreements” (May 18-19, 2016)