5 08, 2020

What is the Country of Origin?

2020-09-11T15:34:47-05:00August 5, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications|

By: Bruce H. Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Determining the country of origin of imported articles has become increasingly important in recent years.  There has long been a requirement that imported articles be marked with the name of the country of origin.  Country of origin also determines eligibility for special duties or free trade agreements. Now with

5 08, 2020

NAFTA to USMCA – What Changed for the Automotive Sector?

2020-09-11T15:35:26-05:00August 5, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications|

By: Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

The USMCA recently went into effect on July 1, 2020, which ended the twenty-six years reign of NAFTA. A major focus of the new agreement was to update the regulations relating to the automotive sector. While a majority of the agreement is similar to NAFTA, it is critical for all parties

5 08, 2020

USMCA and Chapter 84, What You Need to Know

2020-09-11T15:35:31-05:00August 5, 2020|News & Publications, USMCA|

By: Jim Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

USMCA entry into force

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020.  The new agreement is similar to NAFTA in many respects, and the commitments that pertain specifically to machinery, equipment and computers in Chapter 84 have not changed very much, with the exception of the rules

5 08, 2020

USMCA Chapter 25 – Call to Action

2020-09-11T15:35:38-05:00August 5, 2020|News & Publications, USMCA|

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

The enactment of the “United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement” (“USMCA”) on July 1st, 2020, heralded the first new tri-lateral trade agreement since the enactment of its predecessor, NAFTA in 1994.

Chapter 25 and the Newly Established Open Lines of Communication:

One of the most progressive and imaginative Chapters of the USMCA, which

5 08, 2020

A Harried Hong Kong Make for Import/Export Uncertainty

2020-09-11T15:35:54-05:00August 5, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Megan Mohler, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

On July 14, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order (EO) that stripped Hong Kong of its different and preferential treatment from mainland People’s Republic of China (PRC or China). In accordance with the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, the city of Hong Kong’s sovereignty was handed over to mainland China

5 08, 2020

When a Few Bad Apples Create Havoc in the Orchard

2020-09-11T15:36:05-05:00August 5, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

To a certain extent, it goes without saying that the pandemic has certainly opened the door for PPE opportunity, and at the same time, obviously, those who would choose to simply try and take advantage of the situation. I’m not talking about price gouging, although that has certainly happened (as always) in

15 06, 2020

USMCA –Key Changes to NAFTA and Preparing for Implementation

2020-06-15T22:40:16-05:00June 15, 2020|USMCA|

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner and Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) is currently slated to take effect beginning on July 1, 2020.  A review of the text of the USMCA reveals that USMCA retains many elements of the North American Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), while displacing others with new or enhanced

15 06, 2020

COVID-19 and the Impact on the Asian Apparel Industry

2020-06-15T22:36:11-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Bob Brewer, Braumiller Law Group

At the time of this writing, it’s not exactly another day in paradise, over 103,000 Americans are no longer with us, there are an estimated 1,500,000 confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus, and I am also ballparking at 40,000,000+ unemployment claims filed at the time of this writing, because just two weeks

15 06, 2020

Chemicals and the USMCA, It’s Not Just How You Mix It to Get a Reaction (or not) From CBP

2020-06-15T22:27:48-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

The USMCA is about to kick into full force on July 1st.  Is your chemical company ready?  Overall, if you’ve been issuing NAFTA certificates in the past and are already familiar with that process, you might be surprised to find that the USMCA process might allow for more of

15 06, 2020

Obtaining a USMCA Alternative Staging Regime (RTA) for automotive producers in Mexico

2020-06-15T22:24:17-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Brenda Cordova, Mexico Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

USMCA (T-MEC as it is formally called in Mexico) will enter into force on July 1, 2020.  At least this is what the government of the Party members, the United States, Mexico and Canada have announced.  In this case, operations occurring after this date will no longer be covered by

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