Mexican Customs Broker

How to Choose the Right Mexican Customs Broker?

By: Brenda Cordova, Mexico Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Are you importing into Mexico and your customs operation requires the services of a Mexican Customs broker? If the answer is yes, then this information is important for you because errors or violations on your operation, even if committed by the broker or its personnel, might hold you as the responsible party before the eyes of the authority.

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Act of 2022

Understanding the America Competes Act of 2022 – What Upcoming Major Changes to International Trade Law Should You Know About?

By: Jennifer Horvath, Partner, and Brandon French, Associate,
Braumiller Law Group

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology recently voted to advance the America Competes Act of 2022 “the Act.” This comes after the Senate passed its version of the bill, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, in June of 2021. The focus of the Act is to strengthen America’s scientific and technological activities in the 21st Century, in order to be able to compete with China in these critical fields in the future.

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Imported Goods Subject to Antidumping

I Just Found Out My Imported Goods are Subject to Antidumping – What Should I do?

By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Currently there are close to 400 active antidumping cases involving nearly 40 countries. The cases cover a wide range of products including steel commodity products and steel articles (number one category), chemical products, other metal commodities and articles, plastics and rubber products, food products, paperboard and manufactured articles. Key countries subject to ADD are China (number one country by far), Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

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Prior disclosure

2022: Prior Disclosure Woes

By: Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

The year is 2022, and companies are turning over a new leaf, making a concerted effort to become compliant with U.S. Customs laws and practices. Seemingly, there are no downsides to conducting a comprehensive Customs compliance review and submitting a Prior Disclosure under 19 U.S.C. § 1592(c)(4) and 19 C.F.R. § 162.74.

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Harmonized Tariff System

Shiny New Machines – Modifications to Chapter 84 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule

By: Harold Jackson, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

There are new tariff classifications for machinery under Chapter 84 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). The changes to Chapter 84, as well as many other areas of the HTSUS, took effect on January 27, 2022, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 10326 (December 23, 2021). Many of the changes to Chapter 84 were made to keep up with technological innovations and commercial use.

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Vietnam Trade

Vietnam Trade, An Overview 2022

By: Cindy Le, Braumiller Law Group

Many factors have contributed to reshaping and redefining Vietnam’s growing dynamic economy, which had once been coined by the United States as an underdeveloped country but is aggressively emerging to a developing country status.

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Countervailing Duties

New Importer, Old Baggage Successor Liability for Antidumping & Countervailing Duties

By: Harold Jackson, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

Imagine your company imports from a vendor in Vietnam and sells them at a competitive margin in the U.S. Business is so-so until the Department of Commerce conducts an Antidumping or Countervailing Duty (“AD/CVD”) review that encompasses your company or its foreign vendor and determines the origin of your goods to be China, which causes you to owe backlogged AD/CVD at rates over 100% ad valorem for the past year.

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Act of 2022

Understanding the America Competes Act of 2022 – What Upcoming Major Changes to International Trade Law Should You Know About?

By: Jennifer Horvath, Partner, and Brandon French, Associate,
Braumiller Law Group

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology recently voted to advance the America Competes Act of 2022 “the Act.” This comes after the Senate passed its version of the bill, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, in June of 2021. The focus of the Act is to strengthen America’s scientific and technological activities in the 21st Century, in order to be able to compete with China in these critical fields in the future.

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trump tariffs

Trump-Era Tariffs – Any Relief On The Horizon?

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group

The costly Trump-Era tariffs and trade policies have largely remained in effect nearly a year into the Biden Administration. Now more than ever, importers are looking for ways to avoid or mitigate duty exposure. Below is the lowdown of present relief from the Trump tariffs and a forecast of further relief to come.

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