Our Washington D.C. Of Counsel Jim Holbein has officially been appointed to serve on the USMCA BINATIONAL PANEL

For the period of APRIL 1, 2023 TO MARCH 31, 2024

Article 10.12 of Chapter 10 of USMCA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established USMCA Rules of Procedure for Article 10.12 (Binational Panel Reviews), which were adopted by the three governments for panels requested pursuant to Article 10.12(2) of USMCA which requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 40.

Congratulations Jim!

Jim Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Jim Holbein is an expert about international trade topics based on over 30 years of government and private sector experience. He is currently advising numerous trade clients about transactions in this new era of supply chain disruptions and high fraud problems.

Jim previously supervised a professional staff maintaining the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. at the International Trade Commission (USITC). Additionally, he managed the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce and served as a diplomat and trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of State.

Over the last six years, Jim has developed expertise in the emerging sector of blockchain, decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO). He has written several articles on these topics, which build on his experiences leading IT development projects.

Jim is an accomplished author and editor with more than 40 books, articles and conference papers dealing with international trade, dispute settlement, and blockchain issues. Jim received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/james-holbein-of-counsel/

James Holbein