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Braumiller Law Group will be in attendance at the NCBFAA Annual Conference in New Orleans
Apr 2 – Apr 6 all-day CST

Now in its 44th year, the NCBFAA Annual Conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry’s top representatives from around the United States. For five days in New Orleans, LA, the nation’s leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI’s and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues new and old.  For more information, visit the NCBFAA website.

MAPI Global Trade Compliance Forum 2017
Apr 26 all-day CST

Global Trade Compliance Forum 2017

Braumiller Law Group Attorney, Jennifer Horvath to speak at upcoming MAPI Forum on the topic of:

 “Country of Origin:  Understanding the Rules for Free Trade Agreements/NAFTA and Marking, Including  a Discussion of Potential Related Changes Under the New Administration”.

About the Forum:

Global trade compliance is critical to manufacturing company success and growth but it’s also complicated. Therefore, it’s imperative to understand and stay ahead of the evolving trade issues and take the appropriate steps to mitigate risks and ensure compliance to successfully participate and compete in the global marketplace.

In one day, we’ll provide you with the knowledge, tools, and insights to move the needle on trade related compliance issues that are most important to trade compliance leaders. The MAPI Global Trade Compliance Forum is a best practice sharing event for trade compliance attorneys and leaders from B2B manufacturers, featuring roundtable discussions and peer -led case studies and strategies for driving compliance throughout the organization. It provides an environment for attendees to engage with, learn from, and share with peers on key trade compliance issues. MAPI has a proven track record of putting on outstanding events filled with relevant best practices for manufacturing’s leaders.


Global Economy, Competitiveness, Foreign Trade, Imports & Exports, Operations, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Regulatory Compliance, Supply Chain, Logistics, Import & Export Compliance, Risk & Compliance, Ethics & Compliance, Corporate Compliance Practices

(9:45-10:45) – During this session, Jennifer will lay the groundwork for understanding the importance in determining country of origin, and how country of origin relates to free trade agreements (like NAFTA) and marking rules. She will also discuss the recently released NAFTA talking points and potential impact to industries.

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MAPI Forum USMCA vs NAFTA What Manufacturers Need to Know
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) recently went into effect on July 1, 2020, which ended the twenty-six year reign of NAFTA. While much of the agreement is like NAFTA, it is critical for manufacturers, importers, and exporters to understand the key differences, and how these changes may impact current operations.

During this one-hour webinar, Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner of Braumiller Law Group, and Jennifer Horvath, Partner at Braumiller Law Group, will discuss:

  • Changes to rules of origin with a focus on the industry sectors (automotive, chemicals, rubber & plastics, textile) that are particularly impacted
  • Differences in the process for completing certificates of origin
  • Guidance for sourcing, recordkeeping and accounting, and customs entry processes to comply and prepare for USMCA audits
  • New regulations coming out of Canada and Mexico as a result of USMCA

Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and Braumiller Consulting Group LLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.

She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.






Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Jennifer Horvath advises companies about issues related to import, export and international trade laws, leveraging her extensive corporate regulatory compliance background to provide exceptional analysis of regulatory compliance issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State.

She assists companies with a range of international trade issues, including advising Fortune-ranked companies on complex Customs and export issues. Her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection includes strategizing voluntary disclosures (prior disclosure), protest filings, application of free trade agreements (NAFTA, U.S. Korea, etc.) and obtaining release of seized merchandise, as well as extensive experience in representing companies with tariff classifications across a wide range of industries. She has assisted companies in preparation and representation with Customs audits and Focused Assessments.





Registration: (click the link below)

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MAPI is a nonprofit professional society supporting manufacturing leaders. We help power manufacturing leaders to make smarter business decisions. Members connect and learn from their peers, attend professional development events, and have access to manufacturing-focused business insights and research.
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Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

international traffic in arms regulations


An introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations governing export of defense articles and technical data.

A webinar with Bruce Leeds,
Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Tuesday, October 20th, 11 AM- Noon CDT

Some major points covered in the webinar:

  • Commodity jurisdiction – what is subject to the ITAR
  • Getting started – registration, fees and empowered officials
  • Important definitions
  • The US Munitions List
  • Types of licenses and agreements
  • Major license exemptions
  • Prior disclosures and penalties

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader at LAX. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. He went on to Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company – all in export and import compliance positions. Bruce served on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to CBP and the Private Sector Advisory Group at the World Customs Organization. He holds a customs broker license and is a U.S. Army veteran.

Full Bio:

Bruce H. Leeds

Registration: (click the link below)

Cost: $25

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This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit.