8 12, 2023

From Trade to Aid: Jennifer Diaz’s Week of Volunteering in Israel with Diaz Trade Law’s Unwavering Support

By |2023-12-08T14:44:43-05:00December 8, 2023|Israel|0 Comments

A Trip of Solidarity and Volunteerism

I spent the last 6 days on a trip of a lifetime – I went to Israel less than 60 days into an ongoing war to show solidarity and volunteer.

Just 60 days into an ongoing conflict, my decision to go was not an easy one. As the President of Diaz Trade Law, a wife, and a mother, numerous considerations came into play. Yet, an innate yearning from within insisted that this wasn’t a mere possibility; it was an imperative.

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2 12, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-12-02T11:33:51-05:00December 2, 2023|Snapshot|0 Comments

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:      

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)   

  • CBP announces eCBP portal payment option for 2024 customs broker permit user fees  
  • CBP announces additional public-private partnerships for the Reimbursable Services Program 
    • The program allows for the reimbursement of additional travel and trade inspection services at ports and airports. CBP reaches agreements with private stakeholders and governments who reimburse CBP for overtime and additional support services. 
  • Dangerous unapproved injectable tightening gel seized by Minnesota CBP. 
  • CBP agriculture specialists in Memphis intercepted rare treehopper bugs (Matcalfiellla Monogramma) – the first ever of its kind in the state of Tennessee. Treehoppers produce honeydew, which can promote the growth of harmful fungi, such as Sooty Mold on plants. 
  • CBP’s Global Entry Program expands to PortMiami. 
  • CBP and GSA partner with Cameron County and CCRMA for export lot dock improvements at Los Indios Port of Entry. 

Food and Drug Administration 

24 11, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-11-24T15:13:15-05:00November 24, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:      

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)   

  • The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open for the public to attend in person or via webinar.  
  • UFLPA detention notifications in ACE cargo release available in certification environment 
    • The ACE Cargo Release Status Notification (V33) document regarding UFLPA can be found here 
  • CBP and HSI cautions on the real dangers of counterfeit and prohibited goods ahead of holidays 
    • The joint engagement with local media is designed to make the public aware of the real dangers of such products and how these products are part of a larger transnational criminal enterprise. 
  • $3.7 million fake Richard Mille watch seized by Cincinnati CBP 
  • Officers at the Buffalo Port of Entry, Peace Bridge warehouse, seized multiple designer items for bearing counterfeit trademarks. 

  Congress 

  • Congress steps […]
17 11, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-11-17T17:59:30-05:00November 17, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade news:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)   

  • CBP releases October 2023 monthly update. Highlights: 
    • CBP identified nearly $6.8 billion of duties to be collected by the U.S. government. 
    • Stopped 504 shipments valued at more than $199 million for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor.  
    • Seized 1,499 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $160 million if the items had been genuine.  
  • EAPA Actions: 
    • Notice of Investigation and Interim Measures in EAPA Case 7814 – Xanthan Gum from China 
    • Notification of initiation of investigation and interim measures – cast iron soil pipe fittings (CISPF) and cast iron soil pipe (CISP) from the People’s Republic of China 
  • CBP’s Office of Trade’s Broker Management Branch is hosting a webinar on Friday, Dec 15, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET titled 2024 Permit Annual User Fee and Triennial Status Report Filing.  
    • The webinar will cover the new […]
10 11, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-11-10T17:19:11-05:00November 10, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP’s Area Port of Boston announces agreement with operator for a centralized examination station. 
  • Registration for the 2024 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit will open January 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm ET. 
  • Reminder: ACE entry summary query deployed November 4 which includes the Entry Summary Query enhancement.  
    • The Entry Summary Query enables Automated Broker Interface (ABI) filers to query entry summaries that have been filed in ACE. Additionally, it enables surety companies to query entry summaries for which they have an associated active bond.   
  • Harmonized System Update – start date Nov. 4, 2023: HSU 2313 includes the modifications to HTS records that were recently implemented in Production following Collections Release 7 deployment. 
    • HTS Code: 0802991000 – INSHELL PECANS 
    • HTS Code: 0802991500 – SHELLED PECANS 
    • HTS Code: 0604200020 – FRESH, EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREES, DOUGLAS FIR 
    • HTS Code: 0604200040 – FRESH, EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREES, FIR EXCEPT DOUGLAS FIR
3 11, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-11-03T16:12:46-04:00November 3, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP published a bulletin to announce its initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations: Aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. 
  • CBP announced that it has processed all outstanding imports subject to the Continuing Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, otherwise known as the Byrd Amendment.  
    • During the period of its implementation of the act, CBP disbursed $3.6 billion of antidumping and countervailing duties to affected domestic producers injured by foreign dumping and subsidies. 
  • CBP seized more than $800K in counterfeit merchandise in Puerto Rico 
    • Officers and import specialists seized 44 shipments from various express consignment facilities in Puerto Rico containing products violating intellectual property rights. If the items were genuine, the combined Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is estimated at $873,000. 
  • Officers in Cincinnati seized three shipments containing 795 pieces of counterfeit […]
27 10, 2023

Weekly Customs and Trade News Snapshot

By |2023-10-27T15:27:36-04:00October 27, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Weekly Customs and Trade News Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP releases September 2023 monthly update. Highlights: 
    • CBP processed more than 2.7 million entry summaries valued at more than $271 billion.  
    • Identified nearly $6.6 billion of duties to be collected by the U.S. government. 
    • Stopped 259 shipments valued at more than $102 million for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor. 
    • Seized 1,658 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $280 million if the items had been genuine. 
  • CBP releases FY 2023 textile enforcement statistics. Highlights: 
    • CBP seized more than 5,000 textile shipments valued at more than $129 million. 
    • Issued approximately $67.2 million in commercial fraud penalties. 
    • Conducted audits that identified over $2 million in additional duty owed to CBP.  
    • Conducted laboratory analysis on 323 shipments, 42% of which were found to be mis-declared or mis-described when arriving […]
21 10, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-10-21T13:08:48-04:00October 21, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

 Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP announced a new series of quarterly training webinars and resources to help small- and medium-sized businesses report trade violations that threaten their bottom line and hurt the broader U.S. economy.  
    • The webinars will run from November 7, 2023, through September 10, 2024, and will guide participants through the process of reporting commercial trade violations using the Trade Violations Reporting Tool 
  • CBP’s Small Business Acquisition Program is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Oct 26, 2023, at 3 p.m. ET titled “How to do Business with DHS (9 Components): A Road Map for Small Businesses.”  
    • The webinar will provide participants an overview on showing small business vendors how to do business with CBP. It will include how to run a report on upcoming opportunities above $250,000, plus learn how to gather direct points of contact. Register here.   
  • CBP’s Laredo Field Office reminds public of prohibited agricultural items that can carry citrus greening disease. 
  • CBP makes second largest seizure in Arizona […]
13 10, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-10-13T14:11:00-04:00October 13, 2023|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:      

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP seizes unsafe hair dryers 
    • CBP seized 65 hair dryers on behalf of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that the agency determined were a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act. 
  • CBP to resume cargo processing at Bridge of the Americas October 10.  
  • CBP officers in Indianapolis seized two shipments containing 362 counterfeit designer watches. If genuine, would have had a combined Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) over $2 million. 
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has provided guidance on conforming amendments to two previously reinstated exclusions associated with the Section 301 investigation of China Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. 
  • CBP gave notice that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties will increase from the previous quarter.  
    • For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2023, the […]
9 10, 2023

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

By |2023-10-09T08:34:45-04:00October 9, 2023|Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP launched a new electronic petition application. View here. 
  • CBP issues final rule on regulatory implementation of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise. The final rule adopts interim amendments made in a previous decision. The amendments: 
    • Establish CEEC as a permanent component of the agency 
    • Shift certain trade functions to the Centers 
    • Provide centralized decision-making authority to the Centers 
  • AD/CVD petition filed regarding aluminum extrusions – The petition filed Oct. 4 alleges that aluminum extrusions from China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam are being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. and/or benefiting from countervailable subsidies.  
  • CBP seizes potentially harmful agricultural products from Asia – the shipments contained edible birds’ nests and peanuts that were mislabeled as other products. 
  • CBP returns stolen […]
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