BIS Unveils Enhanced Voluntary Self Disclosure Protocols

On January 16, 2024, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Matthew Axelrod, disclosed significant enhancements to the process for Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSDs) related to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These adjustments are strategically designed to streamline export control compliance for U.S. governmental bodies, the commercial sector, and academic […]

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Suspension of Mexican Importer Registration

One of the most important requirements for importing goods into Mexico is to be registered as an importer under the Mexican importer’s registry. There are 2 types of registries for importers, one is for general importers (Padron de Importadores), and the other is for importers of specific industry sectors (Padron the Importadores de Sectores Especificos) […]

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Who is the Importer of Record: Security Interests and the Right to Act As IOR

Last June (2023), in response to a ruling request from Your Special Delivery Services Specialty Logistics (YSDS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued HQ H324098, clarifying what it means to be an “owner or purchaser” with sufficient financial interest to act as importer of record (IOR). The ambiguity surrounding the question of who has the […]

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Braumiller Consulting Group webinar presentation Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification

Join Braumiller Consulting Group Senior Trade Advisor Mike Smiszek for a workshop on: Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification Training Level: Basic to Intermediate Why Should You Attend:The Harmonized System (HS) is used by virtually all countries to determine the duty/taxes and admissibility of imported goods. Because the classification of goods under the HS is a legal […]

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Update on CBP UFLPA Enforcement and Advanced Compliance Strategies

Thursday (9/28) at 1:30 p.m. During the Southern Border Conference September 27th – 30th at the Courtyard Marriott in South Padre be sure to join Braumiller Law Group Partner Vicky Wu and Cindy DeLeon, Deleon Trade LLC, Founder & Managing Director of Audit Services (Former CBP Regulatory Audit) for a presentation on the topic of: […]

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Requirements for Bottling/Packing Tequila in the United States

By Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group Mexico Legal Counsel​​ In 2022, the United States was the leading recipient of Mexico’s tequila exports. In that same year, the U.S. imported more than 338 million liters of tequila from the country, more than 32 times the volume imported by Germany, Mexico’s second most important tequila export partner. […]

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Customs Brokers: Giving Credit to Accreditors

By Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published the Final Rule on continuing education for individual customs broker license holders in the Federal Register on June 23, 2023. This Final Rule made several changes to Part 111 of the Customs Regulations and imposed a continuing education requirement on […]

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ICPA Global Partner Braumiller Law Group &Tuttle Law, Present

A Bootcamp on:Risk Assessment and Internal ControlsWednesday, September 13th8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.(Adrienne Braumiller & George Tuttle III) Welcome to the dynamic whirlwind of our Risk Assessments Bootcamp, a heart-pounding, knowledge-packed expedition where we divulge the secret sauce of successful import operations! In this exhilarating bootcamp journey, you will plunge into the fascinating world of […]

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DHS Audit of CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise Yields Evidence of Mismanagement

Uniformity, or rather the lack thereof, in procedures and practices within U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) is evidently harming compliant companies within the trade community. The audit report from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in March 2022 poignantly revealed significant weaknesses in […]

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ICPA & Braumiller Law Group webinar presentation on Prior Disclosures

    Join ICPA and Braumiller Law Group PartnersAdrienne Braumiller & Vicky Wu for a presentation on Prior Disclosures   “Mastering the Art of Prior Disclosures: Uncover Hidden Strategies and Avoid Pitfalls “   Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 10:30 – 11:30 CST     Dive into the intricate world of Prior Disclosures with this riveting […]

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