1 04, 2020

Section 301 Updates: The Coronavirus

2020-04-13T21:51:35-05:00April 1, 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

1 04, 2020

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

2020-04-13T22:17:54-05:00April 1, 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

1 04, 2020

Using Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

2020-04-13T22:24:04-05:00April 1, 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

1 04, 2020

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

2020-04-13T22:30:20-05:00April 1, 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

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