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).
What is a Digital Services Tax (DST)? A DST is a tax on revenue a company generates from digital services provided to customers in different countries. The services include advertising, data transfer and online selling.
On November 15, 2020, after 8 years of negotiations, one of the largest Free Trade Agreements in the world was signed. It is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
A March 1st decision out of the CIT has caused a stir in the global trade industry because of the CIT opinion’s apparent uncertainty of the applicability of the “first sale” rule in transactions with non-market economy manufacturers and the broader implications of that uncertainty.
One would think, if from another planet, or part of the world that is sheltered completely from global information on economies, that a crisis like a worldwide pandemic could bring two superpowers together in battle to fight a common enemy.
Exporting to Russia is already a challenge. There are OFAC sanctions arising out of the Ukraine/Crimea situation, Military End User controls, and the usual export licensing requirements.
On December 24, 2020, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and the European Union (“EU”) concluded the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) which came into force on January 1, 2021. While the UK was in the EU, trade between the two blocs was governed by the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union rules
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”).
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