IMMEX – More of What You Need to Know

By: Brenda Cordova, Mexico Counsel, Braumiller Law Group and Francisco de la Cruz, Mexico Attorney

IMMEX is an acronym that in Spanish stands for Industria Manufacturera, Maquiladora y de Servicios de Exportacion (Manufacturing, Maquiladora and Export Services Industry). It is a program from the Mexican federal government focused on promoting foreign investment, exports, creation of jobs, development of technology, etc.

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marking and labeling goods

Cautions When Marking and Labeling Goods for Export from the United States

By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

Many importers are familiar with marking and labeling requirements for products imported into, and sold in the U.S. These include mandatory requirements such as U.S. Customs country of origin marking and labeling requirements, Federal Communications Commission labeling for certain electronic equipment, specific labeling for certain consumer products under the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer products Safety Commission, as well as a host of other mandatory marking and labeling requirements of other regulatory agencies for specified products.

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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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Evolving Legal Issues for NFTs

By: Justin Holbein and James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Throughout 2021 and 2022, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have increasingly grown into public awareness. People often hear about NFTs through collectible projects like Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, and World of Women. Usually, people then encounter the hype, interest, and indignation about what exactly NFTs are along with the corresponding potential use cases. Why have NFTs exploded into the zeitgeist?

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Digital Assests

Executive Order on Digital Assets a Welcome Start to Responsible Regulation

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, and Justin Holbein

The President issued an Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets on March 9, 2022. The value of the cryptocurrency and digital assets sector exceeds $3 trillion and has the potential to grow much larger with proper regulation. No country has taken a lead role to develop regulation that will foster innovation while simultaneously protecting consumers, investors and businesses from criminal activity related to digital assets.

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Four-year-review-of-tariffs section 301

Understanding the Statutory Four-Year Review Period of the Tariffs

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

Many importers are eagerly awaiting the United States Trade Representative’s (“USTR”) required four-year review of the Section 301 Chinese tariffs. Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 grants the Office of the USTR a range of responsibilities and authorities to investigate and take action to enforce U.S. rights under trade agreements and respond to certain foreign trade practices.

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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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