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Importer Security Filing (“10+2”): Enforcement Procedure Updates
The Importer Security Filing (ISF) rule, also known as ISF 10+2, relates to import cargo coming into the U.S. via ocean vessel. The rule states that an ISF Importer, or their agent, must electronically submit certain advance cargo information to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) before the goods arrive into the U.S. It is important to note that bulk cargo is not subject to this rule. ...Click here to read more
Anti-boycott Regulations for Dummies
The U.S. anti-boycott laws under the Export Administration Act (EAA) and the Tax Reform Act (TRA) are administered and enforced by the Office of Anti-boycott Compliance (OAC), a subset of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), respectively. ...Click here to read more
CTPAT’s Greatest and Latest
For thirteen years, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program has provided numerous benefits to almost 11,000 importers. ...Click here to read more
What the Heck is Drawback and How Do I Use It?
Early in my career I took a position as Import Manager at Hughes Aircraft Company, an aerospace company in California. Hughes had imported a small natural diamond window (the size of a penny), from the Netherlands for use in a spacecraft. ...Click here to read more
How to secure your supply-chain from inadvertently violating Russian and other sanctions
Picture this: Several years ago, after performing the typical due diligence on locating and choosing a distributor in Russia, you proceed to move forward. Your PR department has taken photos of your company’s President shaking hands with the distributor’s President, after closing the deal. ...Click here to read more
Customs Updates its Focused Assessment and Audit Guidelines
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has updated its Focused Assessment (FA) and audit guidelines for the first time since 2003. FAs assess an importer’s internal controls and identify possible issues to ensure compliance with Customs law and regulations. ...Click here to read more
The Encryption Craze: The Wind Rivers Case
On October 8, 2014 BIS announced that it issued a penalty of $750,000 against Wind River Systems, a subsidiary of Intel, for the unlawful exportation of encryption software products to foreign government end-users and to organizations on the BIS Entity List. ...Click here to read more
The Mexico Energy Reform: What does it mean to you?
Amidst the social and political turbulence in Mexico, there is new Energy Reform legislation. The long ago promised, and greatly anticipated, reform has finally arrived, and now various companies around the world involved in the energy industry may be contemplating investment and business opportunities in Mexico. ...Click here to read more

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Important Dates
Adrienne Braumiller and Brenda Cordova to speak at Mexican-Canadian Customs Update & Border Compliance Seminar
November 12, 2014
Adrienne Braumiller, Attorney/Partner, Braumiller Law Group - "Latest audits and customs assessments in the U.S." Ms. Braumiller will address the latest changes that became effective for Focused Assessments (FA) occurring after October 1, 2014 including: Changes to how CBP preliminary assesses risk Certain process improvements to the FA program such as CBP's tailoring the audit approach to suit the specific circumstances of the importer When CBP may alter the sample size ranges How Stop-and-Go statistical sampling may be used Most importantly, how to navigate these changes for a successful outcome Brenda Cordova, Attorney, Braumiller Law Group - "Updates on newly implemented Mexican Customs Laws; Article 303

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Bill Sanders (Trade Advisor to BCG Group) and Christos Linardakis will be conducting “Valuations, Classification, and ECR” seminars in Chicago
November 14, 2014
Bill Sanders (Trade Advisor to BCG Group) and Christos Linardakis will be conducting “Valuations, Classification, and ECR” seminars in Chicago

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Discover Global Markets - Conference - Business Forum Series
November 17-18, 2014
William Sanders and Christos Linardakis will speak on conducting business in Russia, and Bill will cover conducting business in China.

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Adrienne Braumiller will be part of the expert panel covering “Enforcement Focus” Understanding the Difference in U.S. and European Approaches to Investigating Violations and Enforcement @ IBC's the 27th Annual Global Trade Controls & Compliance conference in London
November 18-19, 2014
Adrienne Braumiller will be part of the expert panel covering “Enforcement Focus” Understanding the Difference in U.S. and European Approaches to Investigating Violations and Enforcement @ IBC's the 27th Annual Global Trade Controls & Compliance conference in London November 18th & 19th, 2014.

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Bruce Leeds to Speak at U.S. Customs Compliance Boot Camp
December 2-3, 2014
Braumiller Law Group, Of Counsel Attorney, Bruce Leeds will join Meredith Covey, Director, Customs Operations and Compliance with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. on a panel discussion the morning of December 2nd,

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Import & Export Workshop
December 5, 2014
Christos Linardakis and William Sanders of Braumiller Law Group PLLC to teach an 'Import & Export Workshop' on December 5th, 1:30 – 5:30 CST @ SCORE’s Chicago Office, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60661

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