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7 02, 2020

Supply Chain – Speed Kills: What is driving this, and where is the speed coming from?

2020-02-27T16:43:41+00:00February 7th, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications|

By: Ron Spencer, Trade Consultant and former COO of several major brands Consumers are driving the marketplace, and they have high expectations. “When can I get it?” Consumers have an insatiable appetite for speed. Just a few years ago, Dell made the news that you could get a customized laptop in just a few weeks. Now, Amazon sets the pace

4 06, 2019

USMCA Update – Just when we thought we had a deal…

2019-06-04T18:11:08+00:00June 4th, 2019|News & Publications, USMCA|

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group Many are wondering whether the updated NAFTA is going to make it. By make it, of course, we mean ratification of the agreement so that it may replace NAFTA. More and more, it seems that the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” is a misnomer because the only agreement we are seeing is that

4 06, 2019

Which Way with Huawei?

2019-06-04T17:58:05+00:00June 4th, 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 this

4 06, 2019

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

2019-06-04T17:33:34+00:00June 4th, 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

4 06, 2019

Department of Justice Issues: Guidance on False Claims Act

2019-06-04T13:54:01+00:00June 4th, 2019|Compliance, News & Publications|

By: Sarah Wirskye, Co-Counsel, Braumiller Law Group On May 6, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance explaining how the DOJ awards credit to defendants who cooperate during a False Claims Act investigation. The policy states that the DOJ will consider (1) voluntary disclosure of wrongdoing, (2) cooperation in an ongoing investigation, and (3) taking remedial measures in response to

9 04, 2019

The U.S and India Trade War, Well kind of… They’re keeping it Friendly for Now

2019-04-09T20:46:28+00:00April 9th, 2019|News & Publications, Trade War|

By: Bob Brewer, VP of Marketing, Braumiller Law Group What war? We’re on the right track. The trade deficit between India and the United States has decreased by nearly 7% to USD 1.6 billion in 2018, when compared to 2017. India recorded a decrease in the deficit from USD 22.9 billion in 2017 to USD 21.3 billion in 2018,

9 04, 2019

A.I. and Classification: Could the Robots Do a Better Job?

2019-04-09T20:31:26+00:00April 9th, 2019|Classification, News & Publications|

By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group Are the robots taking over?  Last week, I stopped by McDonalds, placed my order on a computer, pulled out my phone and used an app to make a doctor’s appointment, and then later deposited a check through a different app on my phone.  All of these jobs that used to

9 04, 2019

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

2019-04-09T20:23:46+00:00April 9th, 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 have

9 04, 2019

CIT‘s First Jury Trial in 20 Years

2019-04-09T20:14:28+00:00April 9th, 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 on the ultimate

9 04, 2019

Section 301 Considerations When Importing from a NAFTA Country

2019-04-09T20:04:15+00:00April 9th, 2019|News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Paul Fudacz, Senior Associate Attorney With the advent of the Section 301 tariffs, an issue that has been raised frequently is how to accurately determine the country of origin for Section 301 tariff purposes for goods imported from a NAFTA country.  The NAFTA sets forth rules for determining the “country of origin” of products traded within the NAFTA