By: By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group
There are two basic sets of country of origin rules that may apply to imports: (1) The preferential origin rules for articles considered “originating” under a free trade agreement; and (2) the non-preferential rules for articles not qualifying under a free trade agreement.
By: By Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group
In the ongoing tit-for-tat trade war with China and the U.S., new developments are actually old policies, but seem to be resurfacing as the escalation in loss of patience continues to bring about more protectionism. It’s a global implementation, but the United States will target China with a new “strike force” to combat unfair trade practices.
By: James R. Holbein, Counsel to Braumiller Law Group PLLC
The digital revolution affecting so much change across the world is coming to international trade processing and logistics. The transition to all digital documentation and processing from formerly inefficient analog systems is well underway.
By Joaquin-Pampin-Galan and Brenda Cordova
Five years ago, the United Kingdom (“UK”) decided in a referendum to leave the European Union (“EU”). Negotiations began for the UK to leave the bloc in an environment surrendered by uncertainty for some and optimism for others.
By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel to Braumiller Law Group and George Alfonso, Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group and President of Reigncore Lobbying
On behalf of our example, we’d like to introduce you to “Joe Compliance.” Imagine Joe Compliance is going through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and notices license exemptions for Australia and the UK in Part 126.16 126.17.
By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group When the “Big Bully” is also your best friend, economically speaking, and metaphorically speaking, they are paying for your lunch,
By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group It is well known going back to the founding of our country that exporting is the most beneficial form
By: Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group The ever-shifting sands of U.S. sanctions and export controls can make it challenging to know the current
By: Brandon French, Associate Attorney, BLG The new 2022 Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature has been accepted by all parties at the Harmonized System Convention. The HS
By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group & Brad Menard, VP of Braumiller Consulting Group It’s a fact of life in international trade, many shipments, on a daily
By: Joaquin Pampin-Galan, U.S. Customs and International Trade Paralegal/Spain Attorney, Braumiller Law Group Free Trade Zones (“FTZ”) are being introduced into the United Kingdom (“UK”) as
Attorney Sarah Wirskye, Wirskye Law Firm, BLG Alliance In United States v. Nora, 18-31078 (5th Cir. Feb. 24, 2021), the Fifth Circuit reversed a conviction and 40-month
By Brandon French, Associate Attorney, BLG On March 18, 2021, the Vice President, Kamala Harris, appointed Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
Almost two years now into the global pandemic and the world’s two most powerful economies are having to take a hard long look at their supply chain shortcomings, as well as becoming economically self-sufficient to a great extent. During the pandemic it became painfully obvious that the U.S. has become far too dependent on China for imports of many essential needs.
In September 2019, the International Chamber of Commerce released Incoterms 2020, heralded as a groundbreaking version of Incoterms that would bring great change to the supply chain community. Two years later, we look back on the changes that occurred and how they have affected us.
Tariffs are inherently controversial because of their financial consequences. An importer wants to pay as little duty as possible while Customs (CBP) wants to collect as much tariff revenue as possible.
S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) recently released updated requirements for importers and brokers regarding HTS subheading 9801.00.10, U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned.
On Oct. 28, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on continuing education for individually licensed customs brokers. After receiving comments and feedback from the trade, CBP published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on this proposal on Sept. 10, 2021.
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a term describing the assortment of different financial applications enabled by blockchain technology and cryptocurrency with the aim to decentralize financial services that are currently intermediated by financial institutions.
Hong Kong’s change in trade status had a significant impact on the U.S. regulatory enforcement of transactions with Hong Kong entities, especially country of origin marking, assessment of Antidumping & Countervailing Duties, and controlled exports.
Human rights violations run rampant within China’s Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), targeting ethnic and religious minority groups such as Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and ethnic Kyrgyz. The PRC government in Xinjiang has unjustly imprisoned more than one million individuals from these minority groups since 2017.
By Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) recently released a proposed rule (FR 86 35422) which would expand the usage of the U.S. – Canada – Mexico Agreement marking rules found in 19 C.F.R. Part 102 (herein after “Part 102”).