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CBP’s Interpretation of Deemed Liquidations and What it means for Importers
Recently U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP or Customs) denied a protest by an importer based on a new CBP interpretation of the deemed liquidation statute (19 U.S.C. 1501, 19 U.S.C. 1504). CBP relied on a 2004 change to 19 U.S.C. 1501 which allows for “re-liquidation” of deemed liquidated entries within 90 days of notice given to the importer. ...Click here to read more
Export Controls on Satellites - the Changes are (Almost) Done
Originally all satellites, whether military, commercial, or remote-sensing were subject to controls under Cat. XV of the US Munitions List (USML) in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In the early 1990s most commercial satellites were moved to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the Department of Commerce. ...Click here to read more
Utilizing Trade Agreements
Utilization of free trade agreements can be an important part of a company’s efforts to gain an advantage in the global marketplace by reducing tariffs and other trade barriers when dealing with business partners located within free trade area. However, it is critical that before a company attempts to take advantage of the benefits of a free trade agreement that they understand the risks, as well as the benefits before proceeding. ...Click here to read more
What is the “A”, “AA” or “AAA” certification for Mexican IMMEX, bonded warehouses and free trade zones in Mexico
On December 11, 2013, the Mexican government published its new and amended Ley del Impuesto al Valor Agregado (Value Added Tax, VAT) and Ley de Impuesto Especial Sobre Productos y Servicios (Product and Services Tax, IEPS). One of the more relevant amendments to the law was the VAT and IEPS, which are applicable to specific Mexican customs regimes for temporary importations performed by IMMEX, bonded warehouses (deposito fiscal) for the automotive manufacturing and assembly industry, and Mexican Free Trade Zones (i. e. Recinto Fiscalizado and Recinto Fiscalizdo Estrategico). ...Click here to read more
How Trade Compliance can improve your Supply-Chain and bottom-line savings too!
Once upon a time in my corporate career, a VP of New Product Development proactively sought out the trade compliance department for advice on where to manufacture. Although he knew that China would probably offer the cheapest labor, he wanted to know if there were benefits if we were to build the products in Mexico or the U.S., or even Europe for that matter. ...Click here to read more
Christmas In July
T'was six months before Christmas and all through the land companies are stirring preparing for the busy season to come. What will be the toy of the year? What cartoon or movie character will little boys and girls want to play with, wear, read about, or decorate their rooms? These are the questions importers and manufacturers are asking themselves. The decisions have already been made at the companies, the goods are made and ready to be shipped, if not already on the way. What are Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) asking themselves? ...Click here to read more

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Important Dates
Adrienne Braumiller will speak on “Latest Developments in Import Compliance” at the 5th Annual “Partnering for Compliance” West Coast ECR/Export/Import Control Program
August 15, 2014
Adrienne Braumiller will speak on “Latest Developments in Import Compliance” at the 5th Annual “Partnering for Compliance” West Coast ECR/Export/Import Control Program in San Jose, CA on Friday, August 15th from 2:00-3:45PM with a Q&A to follow.

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Customs Broker Exam Prep Course
August 21-23, 2014
The class will cover all major areas on the test such as, Entry Procedures, Marking, Classification, Value, Broker Responsibilities and much more. Our training is useful even if you don't take the exam! Our last brokerage class had an 80% pass rate! The Customs Broker Examination will be given October 6th, 2014

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Bruce Leeds to speak at the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones
September 15-17, 2014
Bruce is speaking at the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, to be held Sept. 15-17, 2014, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. He is speaking on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 1:45 - 2:45 p.m., "Recent Court Cases and CBP Rulings Affecting the Petroleum Industry". Braumiller Law Group is also a Sponsor.

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Partner Olga Torres and Mexico Attorney Brenda Cordova to Speak At NASCO Conference, Mexico City
September 23-25, 2014
Braumiller Law Group Partner Olga Torres, and BLG Mexico Attorney Brenda Cordova will be speaking at the upcoming NASCO Conference in Mexico City “Collaborate to Compete” September 23-25, 2014 at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in Polanco, Mexico City.

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Partner Olga Torres to Speak at Defense Exports Annual Conference
October 1-2, 2014
The SMi Group are delighted to announce the 9th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 1st and 2nd October 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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ITAR and Export Control Reform Workshop
October 15-16, 2014
BLG's Bruce Leeds and Christos Linardakis to speak at the "ITAR and Export Control Reform Workshop" hosted by NEOTEC at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Independence in Independence, OH October 15-16, 2014.

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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