What’s the Country of Origin of This Thing and Why Should I Care? @ Online webinar
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What’s the Country of Origin of This Thing and Why Should I Care?” 

A webinar with Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group
Tuesday, September 22nd, 11 AM- Noon CDT

The country of origin of imported articles has become increasingly important. It has long been important for country of origin marking and free trade agreement eligibility. Now with Antidumping and Countervailing duties and Section 232 and 301 duties it has taken on new significance.

Subjects covered include:

  • The traditional meaning of country of origin
  • The doctrine of “substantial transformation”
  • Interpretations of substantial transformation
  • Significant rulings on country of origin
  • What’s the worst that could happen?

Cost: $25.00
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Meet the Speaker:

Bruce H. LeedsBruce Leeds, Senior Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader at LAX.  Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. He went on to Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company – all in export and import compliance positions. Bruce served on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to CBP and the Private Sector Advisory Group at the World Customs Organization. He holds a customs broker license and is a U.S. Army veteran.  Read Bruce’s full bio here.

U.S. Census – Best Practices for Voluntary Self-Disclosures. @ Online webinar
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join us for an informative webinar on:

U.S. Census – Best Practices for Voluntary Self-Disclosures

Tuesday, September 29th @ 11 AM – 12 Noon CST

Presenters Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group and Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

This webinar will be presented from the unique perspective of the former U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Ombudsman and Chief for the Regulations, Outreach, and Education Branch of U.S. Census, Mr. Joe A. Cortez. This session is meant to provide practitioners with the necessary tools to address export violations as they pertain to U.S. Census, Shipper’s Export Declarations and more. We will address challenges and obligations of exporters when making voluntary self-disclosures, including corrective action steps that should be taken.

Key takeaways:

  • Gain practical knowledge on the primary elements of filing a voluntary self-disclosure
  • How to report and when to file a corrected or new EEI
  • Corrective Actions that U.S. Census would expect
  • A Practitioner’s challenges when filing a multi-year Census VSD involving 1,000s of line-items and exports

There will be a Q&A session directly following the conclusion of the presentation.

Cost: $25.00
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Meet the Speakers:

Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor
Braumiller Consulting Group

Joe Cortez is the former U.S. Census Bureau Trade Ombudsman and Regulations Chief. He was responsible for the staff that reviewed the voluntary disclosures. He also worked with CBP, State and the Bureau of Industry and Security to recommend actions to take based on the disclosures. His experience working with the U.S. Census’ systems such as AES and AESDirect provides a unique set of skills and insight to clients. He worked closely with many other U.S. agencies, such as Customs, BIS, U.S