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August 2018

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YEAR IN TRADE 2017 – Highlights of U.S. Trade Relations with China and Canada in 2017

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 27, 2018 0 comments

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As we continue to work hard to keep you up to date on the current Trade War between the U.S. and China, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USTIC) released The Year in Trade 2017 on August 21, 2018. The report is the USTIC’s 69th annual report submitted to the U.S. Congress under section 163(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. § 2213(c)). The report is one of the government’s most comprehensive reports about developments regarding the administration of U.S. trade policies, trade laws, and trade agreements. Continue Reading

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Air Cargo Advanced Screening

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 22, 2018 1 Comment

Following September 11, 2001 commercial airlines’ vulnerability and appeal to terrorists became apparent. In 2002 the Department of Homeland Security was established solely to protect Americans from threats like these.

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) cooperate to facilitate safe travel and transportation into the United States. Under the current regulatory framework, TSA has responsibility for ensuring the security of the nation’s transportation of cargo by air into the United States while CBP has responsibility for securing the nation’s borders by preventing high-risk cargo from entering the US. Continue Reading

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2018 CTPAT Conference Dates Announced!

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 17, 2018 0 comments

CTPATU.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce the 2018 CTPAT Conference. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be September 12 and 13, 2018.  September 12, 2018, will be general session with multiple speakers and panel discussions.  September 13, 2018, will be a day of workshops.  Both days will begin at 8:00 am and conclude around 5:30 pm.  An agenda will not be provided ahead of the conference.  Agendas will be provided upon registration check in at the hotel. Continue Reading

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UPDATE! DEADLINE APPROACHING – WHY SHOULD YOUR PRODUCT NOT BE ON THE 301 LIST!

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 14, 2018 1 Comment

Trade WarWe have been working hard to keep you up to date on the current Trade War between the United States and China. For background on the Trade War see our previous blog post. This blog post sets out USTR’s actions in coordination with the Trump Administrations instructions.

China took retaliatory actions against the United States in response to the first 301 list  of additional U.S. duties that became effective on July 6, 2018, which imposed an additional 25% duty on goods worth $34 Billion. Continue Reading

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International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE 2018)

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 8, 2018 0 comments

FITCEBroward County invites you to join its 4th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE 2018)! FITCE 2018 will once again welcome local and international companies to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a unique opportunity to engage high level government leaders, international trade experts and delegations from around the world to participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. FITCE 2018 expects to attract over 1,000 attendees. Attendees will include: 200 international businesses, 800 local businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 50 countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government leaders from around the world. Learn more about Jennifer Diaz‘s panel and more reasons why this is a MUST attend event! Continue Reading

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BRIDGING THE GAP – EMPOWERING BUSINESSES TO GO GLOBAL

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 6, 2018 0 comments
As President of OWIT International, I am honored to invite you to participate in our 18th Annual World Conference!!

GLOBAL

In response to global demand and burgeoning trends in trade modernization, OWIT International is bringing back its 18th Annual World Conference. In recognition of Nairobi’s vast potential to engage in global trade, OWIT International has selected its OWIT Chapter in Nairobi, Kenya as the host for this year’s annual conference. On October 24-25, 2018, OWIT members around the globe will converge with supporters and experts in their field to empower both the local community and business leaders throughout the world. Day One will be comprised of a capacity-building workshop for local women entrepreneurs seeking to take their business across borders. Day Two is a conference for trade practitioners and policy makers from around the world for discussing best practices, what’s next for the future of trade, and what women’s roles should be in that future. Day 3 will be the first ever OPEN OWIT Board Meeting where we will discuss what it takes to start an OWIT chapter and best practices for existing chapters. Of course, we are making this a week to remember, so it also includes a safari!

REGISTER TODAY!

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Deadline Approaching – Why Should Your Product Not Be on The 301 List!

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 3, 2018 0 comments

Trade WarWe have been working hard to keep you up to date on the current Trade War between the United States and China. China has taken retaliatory actions against the United States in response to the first wave of additional U.S. duties that became effective on July 6, 2018. The United States is gearing up to impose a second round of 10% additional duties on approximately $200 billion worth of products of Chinese origin. The USTR has also been directed to consider levying a 25% tariff on these $200 billion worth of Chinese imports – thereby increasing the 10% to 25%.

Now, you have the ability to tell USTR why your products should not be on the 301 List. Continue Reading