On September 10, 2020, HMTX Industries and related companies, Halstead and Metroflor, filed a lawsuit in the Court of International Trade (“CIT”) alleging that the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) exceeded its authority when it issued tariffs under Section 301
By: Brenda Cordova, Mexico Counsel, Braumiller Law Group
On April 6, 2017, Mexico published in the Mexican Official Gazette an enactment decree to amend the Marrakech Agreement that created the World Trade Organization (WTO). This amendment consisted of the incorporation of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) set out in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement.
By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group
On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration published a final rule modifying its regulations pertaining to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System. These changes include requiring steel import license applicants to identify the country where the steel used in the manufacture of the
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,
By: Brandon French, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group
As many importers are aware, a lawsuit was brought against the United States arguing that the List 3 and List 4A tariffs violated The Trade Act of 1974, as well as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Once the initial lawsuit was filed by HMTX on September 10th, companies rushed to
By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group
On the morning of September 15th our firm released a notification to importers that there was a case filed with the CIT that may possibly pave the way to refunds on the Section 301 tariffs. We expected a fairly decent response, and what we got was 10x’s that in importer’s knocking on
By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group
PPE: The Inverted Profit Potential in the Age of the Pandemic
Since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic we’ve witnessed a myriad of businesses in all areas of commerce crash or even succumb all together to the drastic, unforeseen and continuing prohibitions and restrictions which have dramatically changed our
By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group
On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled that the doubling of Section 232 duties on imports of Turkish steel after the initial imposition of the original national security duties at 25% is a violation of the Fifth Amendment guarantee of equal protection and due
By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group
A quick scroll through the social media app TikTok will lead you to “thirst trap” videos, Sheena Melwani playing a beautiful song on her keyboard while her “dad” provides hilarious quips, dogs like Tina the Chi doing crazy chihuahua things, and couples like Thirsty on Main providing relationship advice
By: Brenda Cordova, Mexico Legal Counsel, Braumiller Law Group
Have you heard about the Mexican “Fourth Transformation (4T)”? Well, this is how Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) wants his term in office to be known as. He says, throughout the course of the history, Mexico has gone through 3 important episodes: 1. Independence, 2. Reform, 3.