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TIB or Not to TIB – That is the Question
Heading 9813 in Subchapter XIII of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule contains the provisions for temporary imports under bond commonly referred to as TIB entries. TIBs are for articles ordinarily subject to duty and/or a Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) and are temporarily imported for certain purposes, and are subsequently exported or destroyed. Regulations and requirements for TIBs are found in the Subchapter notes and in Part 10.31-10.40 of the Customs Regulations. ...Click here to read more
Ramping Up Enforcement on Anti-dumping & Countervailing Duties
In the area of international trade law, anti-dumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD) have increasingly become a hot-button issue for the government. Collection and enforcement of ADD/CVD owed by importers is one of the core priority issues of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs or CBP). Just last year, the government enacted an enhanced reporting and enforcement process for ADD/CVD. The new Administration also just recently released an Executive Order building upon the recent law implemented. ...Click here to read more
Was Your Post-Importation Preference Claim Rejected?
On June 8, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) distributed CSMS 17-000110 concerning the resubmission of protests for post importation preference claims that were previously rejected as non-protestable. The message stated that, pursuant to the Court of International Trade (CIT) decision in Zojirushi American Corp v. U.S., Slip Op. 16-78 (August 4, 2016), CBP is permitting the use of the protest mechanism set forth in section 19 U.S.C. § 1514 for those Preference Programs (e.g. Free Trade Agreements) and Special Trade Legislation programs that do not have the statutory post-importation mechanism set forth under 19 U.S.C. § 1520(d). ...Click here to read more
Overview of President Trump’s Section 232 Investigation of Foreign Steel
In April, the Trump administration initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Section 262 is titled “Safeguarding national security”, and the Act requires the Department of Commerce (Commerce), in coordination with the Department of Defense (DOD), to conduct an investigation to determine the “effects on national security of imports of articles.” The DOD’s primary role is to provide Commerce with an assessment of the defense requirements of any article that is the subject of an investigation conducted under Section 232. Other government agencies can also participate in the Section 232 based on the issues and policy questions that arise during the investigation. ...Click here to read more
International Trade Commission Initiates Safeguard Investigation on Solar Panels
On June 1, 2017, the United States International Commission (Commission) initiated a safeguard investigation under section 201 / 202 of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether crystalline silicon photovoltaic (‘‘CSPV’’) cells (whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products) are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to the domestic industry producing an article like or directly competitive with the imported articles. ...Click here to read more
1m Nat Coffee-Poly 1LB w/Tin
In a previous newsletter, I mentioned the importance of accurately describing the commodities on your export documents when filing AES. I was reviewing a client’s AES records when I came across this description: “1m Nat Coffee-Poly 1LB w/Tin”. ...Click here to read more
Congratulations to Adrienne Braumiller, Founder of Braumiller Law Group
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Congratulations to Adrienne Braumiller, Founder of Braumiller Law Group, for ranking in both the USA and Global Chambers & Partners for 2017! ...Click here to read more

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Important Dates
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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Adrienne Braumiller and Bruce Leeds will speak at the 3rd Annual Global Trade Educational Conference in Long Beach, CA
August 7-8, 2017
The NCBFAA Educational Institute invites all global logistics professionals to the Third Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event during beautiful summertime Long Beach, CA will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues new and old.

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Adrienne Braumiller and Brenda Cordova will be speaking at the JW Marriott Houston-Galleria on September 21-22
September 21-22, 2017
The Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference brings together import and export professionals, legal counsel, customs brokers and other international trade professionals in a highly productive two-day event in Houston, Texas. Conference speakers delve into several complex industry topics drawing on their significant depth of experience.

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Bruce Leeds will be speaking with Adrienne Braumiller on Update on Customs Audits and Partnership Programs and a one day Customs/import Boot Camp
October 10-13, 2017
Bruce Leeds will be speaking with Adrienne Braumiller on ‘Update on Customs Audits and Partnership Programs’ on Thursday, October 12th, from 3:50-5:00pm at the 8th Annual Partnering For Compliance West being held at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Marriott South Airport Hotel, located in Ft. Worth, TX.

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Adrienne Braumiller, Bruce Leeds and Jennifer Horvath will be speaking at the ICPA Fall conference in Dallas, TX.
October 22-24, 2017
Adrienne Braumiller, Bruce Leeds and Jennifer Horvath will be presenting at the ICPA Fall conference on October 22-24, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

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Braumiller Law Group and Braumiller Consulting are sponsoring & exhibiting at the 2017 NAFTZ Annual Conference in San Diego
October 22-25, 2017
Take Trade to New Heights! Industry Professionals and partners will challenge themselves to take trade to new heights at the Annual Conference & Exposition. Attend this 4-day event and gain a lifetime of resources, relationships and regulation updates that you can enhance and build upon each year and event cycle.

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