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July 2018

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Should You Get a Binding Ruling?

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 30, 2018 4 Comments

What is a Binding Ruling?

Pursuant to the Customs Modernization Act, when importing merchandise into the U.S., it is now the responsibility ofBinding Ruling the importer of record to use “reasonable care” to “enter,” “classify,” and “value” the goods and provide any other information necessary to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to properly assess duties, collect accurate statistics, and determine whether all other applicable legal requirements are met.

A binding ruing request can be extremely beneficial to importers, because it can provide them with certainty regarding concerns they may have about their merchandise. Continue Reading

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How to Protect Your Company from a Cyber Security Breach – RSVP Today!

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 27, 2018 0 comments

Cyber security“Corporate security isn’t getting better fast enough, critical infrastructure security hangs in the balance, and state-backed hackers from around the world are getting bolder and more sophisticated.” -Lily Newman

Whether you’re an importer, custom broker, regulatory affairs professional, in house legal professional, or product development manager, you don’t want to miss our next webinar!

Most companies do not realize how they put themselves at risk of cyber malfeasants. The internet is a dangerous and risky place, prompting a need to learn how to avoid potential problems online. RSVP Now to join our Cyber Security Webinar.

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Building a Good Cyber Security Strategy

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 25, 2018 0 comments

Co-Authored by Ben Abbott & Associates

Progressive IT infrastructures should be built around progressive security systems. While the landscape of network technologies has changed through the assets like cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT), keeping data protected is getting more challenging than ever before. To ensure data security is top of mind for your corporation, you have to build a cybersecurity strategy that resonates with your particular ecosystem, responding to all possible threats and vulnerabilities. See our Top 6 Steps below and make sure you RSVP today to join Diaz Trade Consulting’s Cyber Security and CTPAT webinar on October 9. Continue Reading

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MY GOODS HAVE BEEN SEIZED, WHAT SHOULD I DO?!/ ¡Mis Bienes Han Sido Decomisados!, /¿Qué Debo Hacer?

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 23, 2018 0 comments

Why Have My Goods Been Seized?

For many companies who begin the process of importing goods there is an expectation and an underlying hope that the entire process will run smoothly. However, if your product is not compliant with U.S. laws and regulations, 19 CFR Part 162 and 19 CFR 151 authorizes U.S. Customs & Border (CBP) to either detain or seize your goods upon importation. For importers, the best moment to contact a Customs expert is at the detention phase. This will expedite the correct communication with CBP and increase the likelihood of your product not being seized. Continue Reading

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USDA Proposed Rule to Inform Consumers of GMO’s (Costing Industry 1.7 BILLION)

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 19, 2018 0 comments

USDADo you want to know if your food contains any GMOs? Do you know what the difference is between a GMO and Bioengineered Food? For the last 2 years, the USDA has been writing new rules for labeling and packaging food with GMOs – learn the latest below!

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Does Dirty Money Infiltrate your Market Place?

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 17, 2018 0 comments

Money LaunderingWhether you’re an importer, custom broker, regulatory affairs professional, in house legal professional, or product development manager, you don’t want to miss our next webinar!

Many do not realize the impact 9/11 had on international trade, increasingly bringing money laundering into the financial system, frequently via terrorism. RSVP Now to join our Trade Based Money Laundering Webinar. And don’t forget to check out all of our upcoming webinars!

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Goodbye Airport lines. Hello Trusted Traveler Programs.

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 10, 2018 0 comments

traveltravelAs the summer heat climbs, so does the volume of international travelers. According to Generali Global Assistance  annual travel survey, the number of Americans planning to travel over the summer increased from 61% in 2016 to 68% today, surpassing the rates of both their European (64%) and Chinese (67%) counterparts. The report delves even deeper, explaining that the average American budgets $2,643 for a summer vacation lasting 1.5 weeks. This summer, 54% of American travelers will go abroad, increasing the workload of border integrity agencies and increasing the level of inconvenience placed on the travelers. When traveling, no one enjoys waiting in lines, airport’s inefficient organization, and especially, wasting precious time. Continue Reading

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U.S. issues additional Chinese Tariffs – Is Your Product on the List?/ EE.UU. Emite Aranceles Adicionales a Bienes Chinos: ¿Su Producto Está En La Lista?

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 5, 2018 3 Comments

flagdsOn June 15, President Trump kept true to his May 29th promise of imposing additional tariffs against Chinese goods. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has officially released the “Section 301 Product List”. The additional duties are effective on or after July 6, 2018.

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