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The Case for Certifying Your Anti-Bribery Program
“How do I know whether my anti-bribery program is good?” That’s a question asked every day by compliance officers throughout the world. Up until now the answer has always required a guessing game involving scouring your network to hear about best practices, reviewing numerous pieces of guidance published by various regulators, and reading up on the latest enforcement action. But there wasn’t ever a way to know how you well you were really doing. That’s all changed. ...Click here to read more
Looking for Assists in All the Right Places
If you are responsible for customs compliance at an importing company, or if you are a customs broker consulting with your clients, among of the most important things to be aware of and properly declare are “assists”. The official definition of “assists” is found in Part 152.101 of the Customs Regulations. I have my own definition (which is close to the official one) that can be used for identifying assists: ...Click here to read more
Obtaining a Formal Ruling from CBP – Understanding the Basics
Most trade compliance professionals are aware of CBP’s ruling program, but many are not sure when it is appropriate to seek a customs ruling, exactly how to go about obtaining a customs ruling, and what types of issues are covered under the ruling program. A general principle under customs laws and regulations is that an importer is allowed to self-determine most customs related determinations provided they meet the reasonable care standard when doing so. ...Click here to read more
Time Limit for Temporary Export License Increased
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce has implemented a rule aligning a temporary export license exception with the rules of the IMMEX program in Mexico. The rule was effective January 3, 2017. U.S. exporters are eligible to use the license exception Temporary Imports, Exports, Re-exports and Transfers (TMP) for commodities subject to the Export and Administration Regulations (EAR) sent abroad temporarily for no more than one year, as long as the items are not consumed or destroyed during the period. ...Click here to read more
U.S. Government Changes Sanctions Against Sudan
On January 17, 2017, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), authorizing transactions that were previously prohibited by the SSR and by Executive Orders 13067 and 13412. ...Click here to read more
A Re-Negotiation of NAFTA: Perhaps, Perhaps Not
President Trump made it perfectly clear that he plans on following through with the re-negotiation of NAFTA. As most can’t look away, via our daily feed of what I would identify as a “veritable plethora” of new executive orders being signed, a meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto was on the agenda, but Mexico uninvited themselves after President Trump went public on moving forward with building “the wall,” and subsequently who was going to pay for it. ...Click here to read more
Introducing the U.S. Mexico International Trade Law Alliance for 2017: Toulet, Gottfried, Davila Y Martinez, S.C. & Braumiller Law Group
Author: Staff Writer
With a new administration in the White House, one must be prepared for change. Especially when it comes to the inevitable re-negotiation of NAFTA. Stay tuned, stay focused, stay informed, and above all, stay compliant. ...Click here to read more
A New Alliance for 2017: Spark Compliance Consulting & Braumiller Law Group
Braumiller Law and Braumiller Consulting Groups are thrilled to announce our new strategic alliance with Spark Compliance Consulting. Spark Compliance Consulting is dedicated to working with its clients to create, maintain, and optimize world-class compliance & ethics programs that not only drive business success, but spark positive change throughout these organizations. ...Click here to read more
It's Not Magic - Just Good Business
Author: Staff Writer
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC, is a highly respected international trade law firm based out of Dallas, TX, with offices in the U.S. and Mexico. Yes we have, on many occasions, made some magic happen, when it came to saving our clients’ money from potentially large Customs penalties. ...Click here to read more
A Day at the Beach
Author: Staff Writer
A calming, soothing, and relaxing piece complete with beach scenes, splashing waves, palm trees swaying in a warm breeze, very mellow spa music (no narrator needed), and of course, a little information about our companies. ...Click here to read more

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Braumiller Consulting Group

Important Dates
Adrienne Braumiller will join an expert panel at the Prime Source Forum being held at the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong
March 13-14, 2017
Prime Source Forum (PSF) is not limited to the sourcing aspect of the supply chain but represents a valuable source of information for the fashion industry.

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16th Annual "Partnering for Compliance" East event in Orlando, FL
March 7-9, 2017
The 16th Annual "Partnering For Compliance" East will focus on a broad spectrum of export/import regulatory and compliance matters of current relevance to companies and individuals involved in global training.

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BLG's Bruce Leeds to conduct Customs/Import Boot Camp during the "Partnering for Compliance" East event in Orlando
March 10, 2017
Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel with Braumiller Law Group, will be conducting a one-day Customs/Import Boot Camp during the "Partnering For Compliance" East Training & Education Event on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL.

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Braumiller Law Group and Braumiller Consulting Group will be in attendance at the ICPA Conference 2017 in Miami
March 12-15, 2017
Both Braumiller Law Group AND Braumiller Consulting Group will be in attendance at the upcoming 2017 ICPA Conference being held in Miami, FL!! Stop by our booth and meet both sides of the Braumiller 'house' and see why this dynamic duo is in such high demand!

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Braumiller Law Group will be in attendance at the NCBFAA Annual Conference in New Orleans
April 2-6, 2017
Now in its 44th year, the NCBFAA Annual Conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry's top representatives from around the United States.

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Ohio UK Aerospace Mission 2017
April 17-21, 2017
The Ohio UK Aerospace Mission 2017 is for US Aerospace Suppliers interested in opportunities in one of the world’s largest aerospace markets. The mission will exhibit at, attend and participate in the Aero Engine Forum, Birmingham, a unique program organized in conjunction with Rolls Royce, UTC, Moog and BCI Aerospace.

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Braumiller Law Group
5220 Spring Valley Road, #200 Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 214-348-9306
Toll Free: 877-277-5987
Fax: 214-217-9303

Satellite offices in:
San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Toledo, Los Angeles, and Chicago