15 06, 2020

Are You Gonna Sign That Thing? Getting Certified Under USMCA

2020-06-15T22:19:53-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces NAFTA and goes into effect on July 1 of this year.

One of the major changes to come out of this trade agreement is elimination of the NAFTA Certificate of Origin.  Instead, the USMCA replaces the Certificate of Origin with a certification.  In this

15 06, 2020

Small Business Enterprises, Universities & Export Controls; Focusing on the practical and operational aspects in order to win contracts

2020-06-15T22:16:21-05:00June 15, 2020|Uncategorized|

By: Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Last month, we presented a webinar on University Export Controls and received an overwhelming positive response on an area of compliance that is sometimes overlooked, especially when it comes to the collaboration between a school, the private sector, and the government. It seems our webinar was timely, given the recent

15 06, 2020

Recent CBP Entry Summary Guidance for Pipe Spools from Multiple Countries of Origin – Shapes of Things to Come?

2020-06-15T22:12:31-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

On March 24, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published Cargo Systems Messaging Service # 42133823 “Entry Summary Guidance for Pipe Spools from Multiple Countries of Origin” (the Message).  The Message provided:

Pipe spools are prefabricated components of a piping system consisting of various types of pipes, flanges, elbows, and fittings, and

15 06, 2020

Solving Trade Problems Under the New USMCA

2020-06-15T22:05:49-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

This article outlines the various mechanisms available to companies that encounter problems with the implementation and operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that officially replaces NAFTA on July 1, 2020.  While the new agreement provides many of the same mechanisms as NAFTA, there have been significant changes.


15 06, 2020

Time to Revisit How We Define “Act of War” in Force Majeure Provisions

2020-06-15T21:56:08-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

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

On May 4th, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) intelligence service issued an unclassified four page report which stated in part:

[DHS Intelligence Service] assess the Chinese Government [“Peoples Republic of China” (“PRC”)] intentionally concealed the severity of COVID-19 from the International community in early January while it stockpiled medical supplies

15 06, 2020

COVID-19 Regulatory Changes Impacting Importers and Exporters

2020-06-15T21:48:52-05:00June 15, 2020|News & Publications|

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has presented unique challenges for the U.S. supply chain, and for the U.S. economy as a whole. Front and center is the shortage of critical medical equipment and personal protective equipment (“PPE”), including ventilators, respirators, masks, gloves, swabs and other related equipment. Meanwhile, state and local governments across the country have ordered “non-essential” businesses

15 06, 2020

Force Majeure and the Coronavirus [COVID-19]: Definitions Matter

2020-06-15T21:43:32-05:00June 15, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications|

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

The month of March has brought a deluge of cancellations of international conferences, travel and severely affected markets around the world, all due to the spread of “COVID-19” – the newest strain of the “Coronavirus” which was first discovered last December in Wuhan, China.

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