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September 2017
NEWSLETTER
The Importance of Effective Internal Controls – Learning from Hobby Lobby’s Mistakes
Hobby Lobby has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that requires the company to pay fines totaling $3 million, in addition to the surrender of a trove of ancient Middle Eastern artifacts, and the installation of rigorous new internal compliance standards to avoid future trade law violations. ...Click here to read more
Expanded Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea – A Summary
On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act). While the legislation’s initial purpose was to deepen and expand American sanctions against Russia, Congress broadened the final version of the Act to include additional measures targeting Iran, North Korea and third parties that engage in enabling activity. ...Click here to read more
“Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” – How Trade with China Can Lead to Significant Penalties
The passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act) brought a host of new regulations into law, and with them, new compliance hurdles for those engaged in international trade. Though the Act was designed to target transactions with Russia, Iran, and North Korea, its regulatory reach is much broader, potentially affecting the supply chains of many other businesses involved in international trade. ...Click here to read more
Commodity Jurisdiction – You Have to Get it Right!
Let’s assume you are the export control person for Acme Electronics (Acme), a producer of high tech and aerospace products.  Acme has just landed a major contract with a foreign customer.  ...Click here to read more
NAFTA Country of Origin Marking Rules – an Overview
Most trade professionals are quite familiar with the long-standing country of origin marking rules applicable to foreign produced goods imported and sold into the U.S., but many are not quite so familiar with the country of origin rules applicable to goods traded between the three NAFTA countries. ...Click here to read more
The “Next Big Thing”: Update on Key Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Case for Cold Drawn Mechanical Tubing
On April 19, 2017, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Michigan Seamless Tube, PTC Alliance Corp., Webco Industries and Zekelman Industries filed petitions with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) and the Department of Commerce (DOC). ...Click here to read more
ACE Reconciliation to Launch in February 2018
On June 27, 2017, CBP postponed the implementation of the reconciliation processing capability within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The release date was originally targeted for July 8, 2017, but is now scheduled to deploy on February 24, 2018. ...Click here to read more
CHECK THAT MARK
I was talking to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Officer the other day and I asked, “What’s the most common violation you are seeing these days?” Without hesitation, she told me that Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) continues to be “number one.” ...Click here to read more
Important Dates
September 13th, 2017
Paul Fudacz, Senior, Attorney for Braumiller Law Group will be speaking at the Made in America - A Seminar from U.S. Customs Experts, and Legal Experts
An informative seminar on what it means from U.S. Customs experts, and legal experts Read more.
September 18-20, 2017
Discover Global Markets, US Manufacturers To Europe and Beyond
You can meet with OEM procurement staff, learn your potential in new markets, network with export service providers & fellow exporters and hear from hear from businesses & trade experts. Read more.
September 21-22, 2017
Adrienne Braumiller and Brenda Cordova will be speaking at the JW Marriott Houston-Galleria
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. Read more.
October 10-13, 2017
Bruce Leeds will be speaking with Adrienne Braumiller on Update on Customs Audits and Partnership Programs and a one day Customs/import Boot Camp
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. Read more.
October 22-24, 2017
Adrienne Braumiller, Bruce Leeds and Jennifer Horvath will be speaking at the ICPA Fall conference in Dallas, TX.
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. Read more.
October 22-25, 2017
Braumiller Law Group and Braumiller Consulting are sponsoring & exhibiting at the 2017 NAFTZ Annual Conference in San Diego.
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. Read more.



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