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Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties- Why Compliance is Mission Critical and Practical Pointers
An area of trade law that is getting a lot of attention these days is Anti-dumping and Countervailing duties (AD and CVD). AD and CVD orders are issued by the U.S Department of Commerce, and impose additional duties on certain products after an investigation has revealed that the products are either being “dumped” into the U.S.; i.e., sold at a price lower than their cost of production or fair value, or were manufactured with the benefit of certain governmental subsidies and sold into the U.S. at a lower price due to the subsidies. ...Click here to read more
Making a Product Outside the United States Using U.S. Materials – Piece of Cake!
OK, here is the scenario: A U.S. baker wants to make birthday cakes outside the U.S. The baker provides cake mix, sugar, eggs, frosting and birthday candles free of charge to the foreign bakery. The U.S. baker pays the foreign bakery $2.00 per cake to combine, bake, and finish these ingredients into finished birthday cakes, which are then imported into the U.S. You are the customs broker for these transactions. The U.S. baker believes they only pay duty on the added value – the $2.00 per cake paid to the foreign bakery. Is this correct? ...Click here to read more
Mexico Going Digital
On March 27, 2017, the Mexican Minister of Economy published in the Official Gazette a decree regarding the establishment of a Legal Affairs System for Foreign Investment procedures (Sistema de Asuntos Jurídicos para la Inversión Extranjera) aimed to improve and facilitate the communication between the government and private entities. ...Click here to read more
When is the Authorized Agent/Freight Forwarder the United States Principal Party in Interest (USPPI)?
Two weeks ago, I received an email from a client, a distributor, informing me that they were involved in a routed export transaction, but they were not the USPPI. They went on to say that the Foreign Principal Parties' freight forwarder in El Paso was the USPPI. So, I therefore became really curious, and asked how could this be? ...Click here to read more
Eight Weapons a Compliance Officer Can Wield to Defeat Modern Slavery
Regulations like the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, and the UK Modern Slavery Act, mean that compliance officers around the world are now in a position to help wipe out the global disgrace that is modern slavery. The United Nations estimates that between 27 and 30 million people are currently caught in the slave trade industry. ...Click here to read more
Manufacturing Mantra: Digitize or Die
I just returned from Hong Kong. The conferences, “Prime Source Forum”, and “Made in Asia” that we (Adrienne Braumiller of Braumiller Law Group and myself) attended this past March were led by the mantra of “Digitize or Die.” In my opinion, what this essentially translates to is “get with the program” regarding new innovations in technology, because like it or not, there is a good chance that the majority of your buyers are the tech savvy millennials. ...Click here to read more
Sometimes, you need a super hero!
Author: Staff Writer
Because sometimes, in the cruel world of international trade, you need a super hero! ...Click here to read more

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Important Dates
MAPI Global Trade Compliance Forum 2017
April 26, 2017
Braumiller Law Group Attorney, Jennifer Horvath to speak at upcoming MAPI Forum on the topic of "Country of Origin: Understanding the Rules for Free Trade Agreements/NAFTA and Marking, Including a Discussion of Potential Related Changes Under the New Administration".

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Adrienne Braumiller of Braumiller Law Group to present on False Claims Act Webinar
April 27, 2017
During this webinar, Adrienne Braumiller, Founder and Partner of Braumiller Law Group and Sarah Wirskye, Partner of Meadows Collier - Attorneys at Law, will be discussing the government's increased use of the False Claims Act (FCA) in customs cases. The FCA has been used in this area and this is expected to continue under the new administration. They will present an overview of the act and discuss recent cases. They will also discuss the government's new mandate regarding holding individuals responsible in FCA cases. Finally, they will discuss proactive measures companies and individuals can take to help avoid an administrative customs matter from escalating into a FCA case.

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Adrienne Braumiller to co-present at the upcoming NAFTZ Spring Seminar
May 21-23, 2017
Robert Stein, Vice President at Mohawk Global Logistics, and Adrienne Braumiller, Founder and Partner of Braumiller Law Group, PLLC will speak on the topic of "You Just Received a CBP Informed Compliance Letter - What to do Next" at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio in San Antonio, TX.

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Bruce Leeds to speak at FTA's Customs Compliance for Import Personnel
July 20-21, 2017
This 2-Day Compliance Course is conducted by Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel for Braumiller Law Group, PLLC. Who should attend?: It is intended for import compliance professionals and management with import compliance responsibilities. Information covered includes internal controls, customs broker selection and monitoring, bonds, powers of attorney, managing HTS classifications and assists, post entry claims and compliance issues. The class also covers participation in Customs initiatives, such as C-TPAT, Importer Self-Assessment, and ACE Portal.

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