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301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying

Posted on August 15, 2018

By Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group, S. George Alfonso In the spring of 2018 the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against the Peoples Republic of China (“PRC”) (“301 Tariffs”).  These 301 Tariffs were enacted this summer and encompass a massive, if not total cross section, of products and components manufactured in […]

Confused Over CFIUS? New Impact on Export Controls by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Posted on August 15, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, and Vicky Wu, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group PLLC Any day now we expect to see President Trump’s signature on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRMMA). On August 1, 2018, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in passing FIRRMA and introduced comprehensive changes to the law […]

Deductive Reasoning – Deducting Expenses or Asking for Trouble?

Posted on August 15, 2018

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group Acme Corporation receives a shipment by ocean freight from Japan. The terms of shipment on the purchase order are CIF Long Beach, California, meaning the price includes the cost of the goods plus prepaid ocean freight and insurance from Japan to Long Beach. The commercial invoice accompanying […]

Are My Goods of Chinese Origin? Update on Country of Origin Rules in view of the Section 301 Tariffs

Posted on August 15, 2018

By BLG Senior Attorney Paul Fudacz With the first round of Section 301 tariffs in place as of July 6, and with the second round of tariffs coming into effect August 23, many U.S. importers are paying more attention to the country of origin of their imported merchandise, especially when these products undergo final production […]

China Section 301 Tariffs & Mitigation Strategies

Posted on August 15, 2018

By Jennifer Horvath, BLG Attorney Section 301, China tariffs, Lists…. There is a lot to learn about the new Section 301 tariffs being applied to imports from China. Below is a brief overview of the China tariff schedules, and key ways to mitigate the potential amount owed due to these extra duties. What is Section […]

Section 301 – Increased U.S. Import Duties to Chinese Products: How Will This Impact NAFTA Article 303 and IMMEX Operations?

Posted on August 15, 2018

By BLG Mexico Attorneys Brenda Cordova and Francisco de la Cruz In Mexico, the manufacturing industry, formerly known as PITEX or maquila, and currently known as IMMEX (Manufacturing and Export Services Industry), has had considerable growth due to NAFTA.  This was mainly because of the low labor cost, the import duty reduction, and the preferential […]

NAFTA Negotiations: Only 2 out of 3 Currently in Talks

Posted on August 15, 2018

By Bob Brewer, VP BLG Marketing President Trump recently lashed out with a new automobile related tariff threat against Canada, who at this time is sitting on the sidelines of the negotiation process, while retaliating against the steel and aluminum tariffs the U.S. slapped on them a few months ago. In the meantime, ongoing NAFTA […]

Section 301 Initial Tariff List Becomes Effective

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate Attorney, BLG Today, June 15th, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the list of products which will become subject to the additional Section 301 tariff.  The tariffs were announced to become effective beginning July 6, 2018.  The government is imposing an additional 25% ad valorem […]

Taking the Lead for Change

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Judy Davis, BCG Senior Trade Advisor CTPAT is rounding the bend into change territory! The road ahead is both familiar and new, with some of the first signs already added to the landscape. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) presented its CTPAT Roadmap for the future of the program at the Customs Trade Partnership […]

U.S. Proclamations 9704 and 9705, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, A Mexico perspective

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Brenda Cordova, BLG Mexico Attorney On May 31, 2018, the Mexican government announced a potential increase on import duties on specific products originated in the United States.  This was a response to the United States Proclamations 9704 and 9705, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which included higher import duties […]

The JCPOA (Also Known as the Iran Nuclear Deal): What You Need to Know

Posted on June 15, 2018

By BLG Attorney, Vicky Wu, and BLG Law Clerk, Megan Mohler The United States recently withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The JCPOA is a multilateral agreement reached between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany. The agreement outlined specifics […]

President Announces Updated Steps to Address China’s Trade Practices to Protect U.S. Technology and Intellectual Property

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Paul Fudacz, Senior Attorney BLG On May 29, 2018 President Trump updated the steps his administration initially announced in March related to trade actions designed to protect domestic technology and intellectual property from certain discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China.  The Chinese trade practices targeted relate to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.  […]

The Final Stage of Export Control Reform – Revisions to USML Categories I-III

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Bruce Leeds, BLG Senior of Counsel Export Control Reform has been underway since 2009.  The process has been to revise the U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories one by one with the goal of better defining what is controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and transferring jurisdiction of articles – particularly at […]

Trump, Trade, and Aerospace: What in the World is Going On?

Posted on June 15, 2018

Is there an overall strategy to the different actions taken by the Trump administration affecting international trade? What does it mean for aerospace? Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group PLLC, takes a look at the story so far and will share further analysis at the Farnborough International Airshow next month. Read Adrienne Braumiller’s full article recently […]

Trade Negotiations Update

Posted on June 15, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, BLG Founding Partner May has come and gone, but NAFTA 2.0 remains in the lurch. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, had expressed the need for NAFTA to be negotiated by mid-May for Congress to be able to have a sufficient amount of time to vote and finalize it. Not to mention, the Mexico […]

CTPAT – Taking the Lead for Change

Posted on April 16, 2018

By Judy Davis, BCG Trade Advisor CTPAT is rounding the bend into change territory! The road ahead is both familiar and new, with some of the first signs already added to the landscape. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) presented its CTPAT Roadmap for the future of the program at the recent Customs Trade Partnership […]

Braumiller Law Group Contributes To Chambers International Trade 2018 Guide

Posted on April 4, 2018

Partner Adrienne Braumiller, as well as Attorneys Jennifer Horvath and Paul Fudacz offered a robust contribution to the Chambers International Trade 2018 Guide. Click here to view the chapter.

Mexico Customs, A Quick Update

Posted on April 4, 2018

By Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group, Mexico Attorney Mexican customs and trade regulations are constantly updated.  Sometimes over 8 times a year.The most recent amendment was published on December 22, 2017. The government is now releasing “resoluciones anticipadas” (similar to informed compliance publications) on their website.  These publications will then become law when published on […]

Politics, and Trade, and N. Korea

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Bob Brewer, VP of Marketing, BLG Politics and trade, it’s a study in “Politrade”, especially in a few choice countries in Asia. For the first time since taking the official seat of power in the DPRK six years ago Kim Jung Un is stepping outside the boundaries, literally of course, as he prepares to […]

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: How to Cope with the Impact and Temporary Exemptions

Posted on April 3, 2018

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner Founder of Braumiller Law Group, and Megan Mohler, BLG Law Clerk The infamous proclamations are signed, published, and ready for rollout! Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 that impose global safeguard tariffs on steel and aluminum imports officially took effect on March 23, 2018. The tariffs that impose a 25 percent duty […]