Why the Meyer Decision isn’t a Lemon: Modern Use of “First Sale”

First Sale Meyer Decision

By Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group

A March 1st decision out of the CIT has caused a stir in the global trade industry because of the CIT opinion’s apparent uncertainty of the applicability of the “first sale” rule in transactions with non-market economy manufacturers and the broader implications of that uncertainty.


A Post COVID Surge, and a Variety of Port Issues

Post COVID port issues

By Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

There are reasons to be optimistic about the economies of the world bouncing back from the pandemic in 2021, and at the same time, the major push to restock the world’s supply of goods has been met with a variety of problems.


Exporting to Russia? Things Just Got (More) Difficult

Exporting Russia

By Bruce Leeds, Braumiller Law Group

Exporting to Russia is already a challenge. There are OFAC sanctions arising out of the Ukraine/Crimea situation, Military End User controls, and the usual export licensing requirements.


Brexit: A process, not an event.


By Joaquin Pampin-Galan, Braumiller Law Group

On December 24, 2020, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and the European Union (“EU”) concluded the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) which came into force on January 1, 2021.


Recourse for USMCA Environmental Issues

Recourse USMCA environmental issues

By James Holbein, Braumiller Law Group

This article seeks to assist potential users of the provisions of the Agreement Between the U.S., the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA) to understand the multiple layers of review required for an issue to wend its way through the environmental review bodies.


Trade in the New Digital World

digital trade world

By James Holbein, Braumiller Law Group

This article describes how digitization of information and development of new tools and equipment is expanding to improve efficiency, productivity, safety and almost every aspect of the movement of goods.


Department of Commerce Announces General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) for Steel Articles Under the 232 Exclusions Process

Section 232 Exclusions

By Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

The Grinch came early in 2020 with the introduction by the U.S. Department of Commerce of new steel licensing requirements that instruct importers to indicate the “country of melt and pour” on standard steel licenses imported after October 13, 2020, and also the introduction on December 14 of new certification requirements related to the Section 232 exclusion process.


ICTS Transactions Rule Includes Imports and Uncertainty

icts Information and Communications Technology and Services

By Attorneys, Megan Mohler and Vicky Wu, Braumiller Law Group

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce published an interim final rule (interim rule) and proposed regulations (15 CFR Part 7) that could, effectively, mean a new licensing regime on imports related to Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS).


Section 301 Digital Service Tax Investigation

Digital service tax investigation

By Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

The primary focus of companies over the past few years has been on the Section 301 China tariffs. However, businesses should be aware of the ongoing Section 301 investigation into digital service taxes (DST) by certain countries.


What’s Happening with Trade in 2021

trade in 2021

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

A new year, a new administration, and new trade initiatives. Well…at least 2 out of 3. Let’s take a look at some import and Customs subjects, then turn to export controls.


The Future Will Be Made in America

By Joaquin Pampin-Galan, Braumiller Law Group

Biden’s new “Buy American” plan will make it more difficult for federal agencies to contract with companies overseas to purchase foreign products by reducing loopholes and waivers in existing Buy American rules.


The New Administration, Freeze Order and Impacts

regulatory freeze

By Linnea Deeds, Braumiller Consulting Group

With a new administration comes the regulatory freeze announcement and its potential impact on organizations and their strategic planning.  Issuing a freeze is so common that the communications almost appear boilerplate.


The Art of Deal Making: Using External Expertise Effectively​

art of deal making

By Adrienne Braumiller and Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in international trade law. 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.