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11 10, 2020

Export Controls on Campus A Learning Experience

2020-10-11T14:57:04-05:00October 11, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Bruce H. Leeds Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Colleges and universities – Ivy covered buildings with students and faculty engaged in academic pursuits.

Colleges and universities – Hotbeds of export control concerns. What??

The halls of academia have increasingly become involved with export control issues. There are several ways that universities are potentially affected by export controls,

5 08, 2020

What is the Country of Origin?

2020-09-11T15:34:47-05:00August 5, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications|

By: Bruce H. Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Determining the country of origin of imported articles has become increasingly important in recent years.  There has long been a requirement that imported articles be marked with the name of the country of origin.  Country of origin also determines eligibility for special duties or free trade agreements. Now with

15 06, 2020

Are You Gonna Sign That Thing? Getting Certified Under USMCA

2020-06-15T22:19:53-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces NAFTA and goes into effect on July 1 of this year.

One of the major changes to come out of this trade agreement is elimination of the NAFTA Certificate of Origin.  Instead, the USMCA replaces the Certificate of Origin with a certification.  In this

7 02, 2020

Japan-US Free Trade Agreement – Not All it Appears to Be

2020-02-20T16:16:09-06:00February 7, 2020|International Trade|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

On Jan. 1, 2020 the Japan-United States Free Trade Agreement went into effect.  The agreement provides duty-free, or reduced duty treatment, for certain Japanese imports into the U.S. and certain U.S. exports to Japan.  The implementation details were printed in the Federal Register on Dec. 30, 2019 (84 FR 72187). 

4 06, 2019

Which Way with Huawei?

2019-06-04T17:58:05-05:00June 4, 2019|Classification, News & Publications|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce announced that it was adding Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to the Entity List on May 16, 2019.  Not just this Huawei company in China, but also 68 non-US affiliates of Huawei located in 26 countries.  According to the announcement

4 06, 2019

Special 301 Duties on Aircraft – Are They Just Winging It?

2019-06-04T17:33:34-05:00June 4, 2019|News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

In a Federal Register Notice dated April 12, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the initiation of an investigation into European Union (EU) subsidies of large aircraft.  The notice also contained a list of European origin aircraft and other products targeted for potential additional duties.  There was also a

9 04, 2019

Go Get Registered with Customs: CBP Form 5106 Create/Update Importer Identity Form – Updated and Revised

2019-04-09T20:23:46-05:00April 9, 2019|Customs, News & Publications|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group


CBP Form 5106 is used to identify the importer of record to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).  It is typically used by surety agents when filing a bond, customs brokers for a new client. or importers to establish or change their number or address.  If an importer does not

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