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

7 02, 2020

Ambitious Free Trade in 2020 and the African Continent

2020-02-25T00:03:08-06:00February 7, 2020|International Trade|

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area, outlined in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations. The free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization. Nigeria and

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). 

6 06, 2019

Incoterms 2020 – What to Expect

2019-06-06T08:01:46-05:00June 6, 2019|International Trade|

By: Bonnie M. Kersch, Sr. Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Incoterms are rules issued by the International Chamber of Commerce that facilitate global trade and are updated every ten years or so in an effort to keep up with the changes that take place in international trade.  The current version is Incoterms 2010, but a new version, Incoterms 2020,

9 04, 2019

CIT‘s First Jury Trial in 20 Years

2019-04-09T20:14:28-05:00April 9, 2019|International Trade, News & Publications|

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group


The Court of International Trade (CIT) is slated for its first jury trial in 20 years. The case? U.S. v. Univar USA Inc. What’s so special about it?

On March 26, 2019, Judge Barnett of the Court of International Trade ruled that a jury can, indeed, rule

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