You are here:Home-2020-April
1 04, 2020

USMCA Implementation, What’s Next?

2020-04-13T22:09:21+00:00April 1st, 2020|USMCA|

By: Adrienne Braumiller, President, Braumiller Consulting Group The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially been ratified by all three North American parties, now what? For one thing, the United States, Canada, and Mexico must develop uniform regulations with an effective date prior to, or on June 1, 2020 which is the official implementation date of the USMCA. Additionally, the

1 04, 2020

Time to Play Nice With China on Trade?

2020-04-13T21:05:44+00:00April 1st, 2020|Trade War|

By: Bob Brewer, VP of New Business Development, Braumiller Consulting Group I know, I know, some would say, “Are you kidding? They started this pandemic”? Yes, it did start in Wuhan, in China, but finger pointing at this time is not going to help either of us rebound from the economic impact that it has caused both countries. Living

1 04, 2020

Import Valuation

2020-04-13T22:11:54+00:00April 1st, 2020|Import|

By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group Determining the appropriate value for merchandise that you import can be a tricky task.  In general, you need to start by determining the basis of appraisement that is appropriate for your situation.  I’ll list them below but note that you should try to use the first one.  If that doesn’t

1 04, 2020

Section 301 Updates: The Coronavirus

2020-04-13T21:51:35+00:00April 1st, 2020|Section 301|

By: Brandon French, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has recently opened a comment period to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The USTR is inviting interested parties to submit a comment explaining whether a product currently covered by the Section 301 tariff action is needed for the medical and public health response against the

1 04, 2020

Exporting Under the USMCA. No Problem – Right?

2020-04-13T21:57:33+00:00April 1st, 2020|USMCA|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace NAFTA and likely go into effect by Jan. 1, 2021. Your company exports to Canada and Mexico.  So: So long as you can produce a Certificate of Origin everything is taken care of NAFTA and USMCA are import things, so if you are an

1 04, 2020

How COVID-19 is Impacting U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls

2020-04-13T22:17:54+00:00April 1st, 2020|Sanctions|

By: Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group Since the emergence of COVID-19 in the U.S. beginning in February of 2020, there is general uncertainty over how the pandemic could affect the regulatory landscape, including regulations relating to U.S. sanctions and export controls.  A review of the actions taken to date suggest that little has changed with respect

1 04, 2020

Using Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

2020-04-13T22:24:04+00:00April 1st, 2020|Section 301|

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group The window for filing a request for exclusions from the tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on goods from China closed in late January.  However, the process of granting exclusions is unfolding very slowly. Tranches One and Two:  The exclusions granted under the first two tranches of tariffs have expired and the

1 04, 2020

CBP’s Forced Labor Initiative: Will this Affect your Supply Chain?

2020-04-13T22:30:20+00:00April 1st, 2020|International Trade|

By: Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group The U.S. government, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has recently put an emphasis on preventing forced labor in global supply chains. For instance, On March 11, 2020, the House Rules Committee introduced a new bill that would create a rebuttable presumption regarding forced labor in Xinjiang, China. If the bill were

1 04, 2020

Industry in the Midst of COVID-19

2020-04-13T22:39:12+00:00April 1st, 2020|Security|

By: Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney and Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, BLG The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as individuals and companies are trying to adjust to coronavirus recommendations.  While U.S. companies remain operational, many have experienced supply chain disruptions leading to concerns that contractual requirements will not be met.  Several

Go to Top