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2018 Seminars – We Want to Hear from YOU!

posted by Jennifer Diaz January 17, 2018 0 comments
seminarDTL is Planning Our 2018 Seminars AND WANTS YOUR Input!!
We want our 2018 Seminars to answer the import/export questions you have! Please provide your
comments by voting below!

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If you have any specific comments you want to share with us, please email us at info@diaztradelaw.com.

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Annual U.S. CBP Trade Symposium is Quickly Approaching

posted by Jennifer Diaz October 19, 2015 0 comments

  

Don’t miss your chance to attend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2015 East Coast Trade Symposium that will be held from November 4th-5th, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.  

This year’s symposium, Transforming Global Trade, features presentations by distinguished guests, like CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske and CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, whom will deliver the keynote addresses.

The agenda for the two-day event is action packed as always, full of presentations, keynote addresses, and break-out sessions (in addition to terrific networking). Topics this year will include: Continue Reading

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Are you Certified in International Trade?

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 4, 2015 0 comments

The Fort Lauderdale Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting its coveted 2015 International Tsbdcrade Certification Program from May 28, 2015 through June 18, 2015 – and YOU should seriously consider registering for this program – below details why.

The SBDC EXTENDED REGISTRATION UNTIL May 22, 2015 – TAKE ADVANTAGE TODAY!

If you are thinking of entering the international market, or are already in the international market and want to improve – this program is for you. You will learn, from EXPERTS, how to perform market research, cross cultural communication, Legal/Intellectual Property Rights issues, Free Trade Agreements, export laws, export financing, logistics, and pricing (and more).

I have the honor of teaching two of the seven modules – Legal/Intellectual Property Rights issues and Free Trade Agreements.  Continue Reading

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Free Trade Agreements: Good or Bad?

posted by Customs & International Trade Law Blog January 9, 2011 2 Comments

I am still troubled by the Wall Street Journal lead article on October 4, 2010 with the headline "Recession-Weary Americans Sour on Free Trade."  I asked myself why would Americans who live in an economy built successfully on the principles of capitalism and free enterprise be against international trade?  The WSJ article stated that a poll concluded that 53% of Americans said free trade hurt, rather than helped, the U.S. economy, a statistic that increased from 46% in 2007 and 32% in 1999.  My bold prediction is that 2011 will be the year that the Obama Administration successfully finalizes free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia, and then Congress passes laws approving them.

Americans sometimes want their cake and eat it too. They want American companies to make and export more airplanes, more tractors, and more wheat and corn, all the while shopping at their local department stores and buying merchandise made in, and exported from, China, Indonesia, and Mexico.   As stated in the WSJ by my law school friend Myron Brilliant, Senior Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

When we knock down [trade] barriers in those [foreign] markets, we create jobs here [in the United States]. We’ve got to trade to create jobs in our country.

Boeing employs tens of thousands of employees in the United States to produce airplanes to sell overseas.  American farmers grow wheat and corn in amounts far beyond what could be consumed in the United States.  Caterpillar sells more tractor equipment overseas than it does in the United States. According to CNN.com, the U.S. International Trade Commission has estimated that reducing customs duties in the U.S.-Korea trade agreement will increase exports of American goods to South Korean by at least $10 billion per year.

With the Republicans now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Democrats maintaining control of the U.S. Senate, it is my hope that both my Republican and Democratic friends who understand and appreciate the benefits of international trade will embrace free trade agreements. That sure would help achieve President Obama’s ambitions of doubling U.S. exports within 5 years.  Customs duties imposed by the United States on foreign made, imported products, and customs duties imposed by Panama, South Korea, and Colombia on U.S. made products is really just another form of taxation. Since we all detest taxes, let’s join together and pass these free trade agreements in 2011.

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As a Subscriber, You Are Invited to This Thursday’s Holiday Party

posted by Customs & International Trade Law Blog November 29, 2009 0 comments

With the overwhelmingly positive response to my new Customs and International Trade Blog, I am inviting each of you to the Customs and International Trade Department’s Holiday Party, this Thursday, December 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at my Coral Gables, Florida, office.

Where:  121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor (parking provided in the building)

The following link contains a Map to Coral Gables Office.

Plenty of food and drink provided, so just bring your holiday cheer.

RSVP required to Jennifer Diaz at jdiaz@becker-poliakoff.com or 305-260-1053.