Venezuela Sanctions

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group The newly imposed sanctions on the Government of Venezuela are aimed at limiting the Maduro regime’s access to all property and interests that are in, or come within, the United States. These sanctions are quickly becoming comparable to those imposed on Iran, Cuba, and North Korea …

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FedEx vs. Department of Commerce: Compliance Comes in Small Packages

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group On June 24th of this year, FedEx filed a suit against the Department of Commerce “seeking to enjoin the US Department of Commerce from enforcing prohibitions contained in the Export Administration Regulations.” In its filing FedEx stated that it “believes that the EAR violates common carrier rights …

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Who Knew that Gorgeous Mirror Needs an FWS Declaration?

By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate, Braumiller Law Group Understanding the specific regulations  overseen by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) can often times be challenging. Businesses should be aware of how the FWS enforces the regulations, environmental wildlife protection laws, and international wildlife treaties of other agencies. For instance, violations of FWS regulations can trigger …

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Additive Manufacturing Brings About New National Security Concerns

By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group Additive manufacturing is the new exciting way to manufacture all sorts of items, but it brings along with it a variety of national security concerns. Additive manufacturing is the industry term for 3D printing.  Subtractive manufacturing is what we would think of as the more typical …

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United States Export Control Reform Act and “Emerging Technologies”

By:  Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner, Braumiller Law Group        Vicky Wu, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group, and        Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group KEY TAKEAWAYS The intention of the Export Control Reform initiative, which began in 2009, was to simplify the export of controlled items while refocusing on …

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Which Way with Huawei?

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce announced that it was adding Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to the Entity List on May 16, 2019.  Not just this Huawei company in China, but also 68 non-US affiliates of Huawei located in 26 countries.  …

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Special 301 Duties on Aircraft – Are They Just Winging It?

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group In a Federal Register Notice dated April 12, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the initiation of an investigation into European Union (EU) subsidies of large aircraft.  The notice also contained a list of European origin aircraft and other products targeted for potential …

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Department of Justice Issues: Guidance on False Claims Act

By: Sarah Wirskye, Co-Counsel, Braumiller Law Group On May 6, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance explaining how the DOJ awards credit to defendants who cooperate during a False Claims Act investigation. The policy states that the DOJ will consider (1) voluntary disclosure of wrongdoing, (2) cooperation in an ongoing investigation, and (3) taking …

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Congratulations to our Founder & Partner, Adrienne Braumiller, for becoming the latest recipient of the Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award!!!!

Adrienne has become the latest recipient of the prestigious  SARAH T. HUGHES WOMEN LAWYERS OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for 2019 via The State Bar of Texas About the award: In 1992, The State Bar Women and the Law Section established the Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award honors the accomplishments of women …

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301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying – UPDATE

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group  Introduction In the spring of 2018, the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs (“301 Tariffs”) against the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).  These 301 Tariffs were enacted last summer and encompass a massive-if-not-total cross-section of products and components manufactured in the PRC and imported …

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Please welcome our newest Associate Attorney Brandon French

Brandon’s experience includes researching classification issues, drafting Section 301 comments and exclusion requests, assisting with a wide range of import, export, drafting multiple ruling requests, and other international trade compliance issues. Brandon earned his J.D. from Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA. Before ASL, Brandon attended Charlotte School of Law where he was on …

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Braumiller Law Group is now a member firm of IR Global

IR Global firms consist of the world’s leading legal, accountancy and financial advisers, recommended exclusively by jurisdiction and practice area. Ensuring clients have the highest quality niche expertise available to them. We are proud to be a member of IR Global (the International Referral group), which offers the services of over 90,000 advisers throughout the …

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We would like to take this opportunity to proudly announce our newest addition to the Braumiller Consulting Group team. Welcome Kim Martin!

Kim Martin, a former Import Specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for 10 years, is knowledgeable in a myriad of Customs requirements and regulations including tariff classification, Anti-dumping and Countervailing (ADD/CVD), Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and other government agency requirements.  While at CBP, she was responsible for verifying commercial invoice descriptions against the …

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