Adrienne Braumiller to speak at 39th NCBFAA Annual Conference

  Adrienne Braumiller will speak at Educational Workshop In Conjunction With 39th NCBFAA Annual Conference “Success Built on Knowledge” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. CCS Session: CBP Audit Triggers / What’s New with CBP Audits? Thursday, April 11th, 2013 For information and registration: https://www.ncbfaa.org/  

Adrienne Braumiller to Speak at Ohio International Trade Assistance Center

Ohio International Trade Assistance Center announces Adrienne Braumiller to speak on “Comparing and Contrasting the Similarities and Differences between the Free Trade Agreements”. You will learn what to do and what not to do to comply with the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which companies are utilizing daily. March 5th , 2013 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. …

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USTR Seeks Comment on Withdrawal of GSP for Bangladesh

Last month, a fire in a Tazreen Fashion factory in Bangladesh left 112 workers dead and a host of U.S. lawmakers questioning whether Bangladesh should continue to enjoy preferential treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is now seeking commentary on the effects of removing Bangladesh from the …

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Classification Pointers – Deconstructing “Parts of General Use”

A fundamental rule associated with classifying merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is found under the General Rules of Interpretation, Rule 1, which provides in part: “classification shall be determined according to the terms of the headings and any relative section or chapter Notes.” One of the primary functions of …

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New Legislation Opens up Russian Trade Opportunities, But Facing Backlash

A bill overwhelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Obama last month is expected to greatly expand export opportunities for American businesses by normalizing U.S. trade with Russia. But some fear it could also lead to strained relations between the two countries because of a provision in it that would punish Russian officials accused …

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A New Year’s Resolution: Ensuring Your Company Has a Strong Export Compliance Program

The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to reflect upon your company’s export compliance controls and ensure the procedures you have in place adequately protect your company. Export compliance programs generally seek to prevent the company’s own unauthorized exports, but often fail to account for the entities and people actively seeking to …

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A Few Interviewing Tips/Techniques for Import/Export/FCPA Investigations: Part 1

For those of you with children who have told you earnestly that they were not even born when the expensive antique vase was broken in the living room, you have probably developed a subconscious, built-in lie detector. In an altogether separate venue, during import, export, or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, detecting deception and …

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Adrienne Braumiller Appointed to DOC’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner of Braumiller Schulz LLP, has recently been appointed by Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Bank, to serve a four (4) year term on the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC). The RPTAC is one of seven Technical Advisory Committees that works in close cooperation with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of …

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OWIT Dallas-Ft. Worth Announces President – Ashley McCauley

Braumiller Schulz Attorney Ashley McCauley was recently elected as the 2012 President for the DFW Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), an international non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade. Ms. McCauley advises domestic and foreign companies on a wide variety of international trade matters, including …

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Commerce Department Provides Tools for Vetting Chinese Business Transactions

We continue to see a prevalence of China business scams and encourage you to alert clients to be wary and thorough in their due diligence, particularly when receiving unsolicited, large purchase orders through the internet.  Are you aware that in addition to the standard ICP, CS China offers other background check services to help clients …

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Betraying the Legacy of FDR, Eisenhower, and Other Great Infrastructure Presidents

Brigham McCown

More than 75 years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the Boulder Dam (now the Hoover Dam), calling it “an engineering victory of the first order-another great achievement of American resourcefulness, American skill and determination.” Indeed it was. Built during the Great Depression, the project created thousands of jobs, guaranteed a reliable water supply for …

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