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Diaz Trade Law Operations During the Coronavirus

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 23, 2020 0 comments

Pic CDCAs information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve, we at Diaz Trade Law want to assure you that providing you the best service remains our top priority. We have received many calls asking if we are still working on cases and taking on new cases. The answer is, yes. To schedule a consultation, please contact info@diaztradelaw.com.

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USDA & CBP Combat Non-Compliant WPM

posted by Jennifer Diaz January 9, 2020 0 comments

Diaz Trade Law’s President, Jennifer Diaz and Associate Attorney, Denise Calle are enthusiastic to announce that our article “USDA & CBP Combat Non-Compliant WPM” was published by Bloomberg Law!  Below is the article reproduced with permission for your reading pleasure. We’d love to hear your feedback! Continue Reading

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Catch Up on DTL’s Top Blogs From 2019!

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 27, 2019 0 comments

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We want to make sure you stay up to date with the hottest trade blogs from 2019. Below is a summary of what you missed by category. Enjoy!

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A Year in Review!

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 20, 2019 0 comments

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DTL saved clients MILLIONS of dollars in 2019. It is with great joy that we finish off 2019 celebrating our fourth anniversary! We would like to thank each of you for being an integral part of making DTL a success.

This year has been filled with numerous achievements and accomplishments. We are grateful for the clients who have entrusted their trade and customs issues to us, and we look forward to assisting you in 2020!

Below we share some of our 2019 success stories with you.

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Ignorance is No Defense! Learn What CBP Considers Prohibited/Restricted

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 3, 2019 0 comments

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United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), one of the principal agencies under the leadership of DHS, has released an updated list detailing items prohibited from entry into the US. These goods fall under a variety of classifications, including “dangerous toys, cars that don’t protect their occupants in a crash, bush meat, or illegal substances like absinthe and Rohypnol”.

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CBP, BIS, and Other Agencies Launch A New Task Force to Combat Counterfeit Goods

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 21, 2019 0 comments

Press Release The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a press release announcing a new multi-agency task force, The Global Trade Task Force (GTTF), which is designed to protect national security and combat counterfeit goods. The multi-agency task force was launched recently in Detroit and DHS believes the task force could serve as a national model for related investigations.

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CBP ISSUES WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER TARGETING TUNA HARVESTED WITH FORCED LABOR

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 7, 2019 1 Comment

Effective February 4, 20Tuna19, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered the detention at all U.S. ports of entry of tuna and any such merchandise manufactured wholly or in part by the Tunago No. 61, which is a fishing vessel owned by Tunago Fishery Co., LTD a company located in Vanuatu. According to the CBP press release of February 6, 2019, importers of detained shipments are provided an opportunity to export their goods or demonstrate that they were not produced with forced labor. The Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1307) bans imports of merchandise or food produced in whole or at least in part by forced labor, including convict labor, forced child labor, and indentured labor.

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Civil Forfeiture – Know Your Rights!

posted by Jennifer Diaz February 27, 2019 0 comments

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Routinely, individuals in the U.S. have property taken from them under “Asset Forfeiture” laws and are unaware of their rights.  Civil judicial forfeiture does not require a criminal conviction, and is a powerful legal tool used by law enforcement and Federal Agencies to seize property that is involved in a crime. Fines and forfeitures have become a key source of revenue, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

The majority of federal forfeiture cases are uncontested when there is a related criminal case. Administrative forfeiture occurs when property is seized but no one files a claim to contest the seizure. Property that can be administratively forfeited includes merchandise prohibited from importation; a conveyance used to import, transport, or store a controlled substance; a monetary instrument; or other property that does not exceed $500,000 in value. Federal law imposes strict deadlines and notification requirements in the administrative forfeiture process. If the seizure is contested, then the U.S. government is required to use either criminal or civil judicial forfeiture proceedings to gain title to the property.

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CATCH UP ON DTL’S TOP BLOGS FROM 2018!

posted by Jennifer Diaz January 15, 2019 0 comments

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We want to make sure you stay up to date with the hottest trade topics from 2018. below is a summary of what you missed by category. Enjoy!

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Why You Need Your VERY OWN ACE Account

posted by Jennifer Diaz January 4, 2019 1 Comment

The Automaaceted Commercial Environment (ACE) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) system designed to facilitate legitimate trade while enhancing border security. ACE improves collection, sharing, and processing of information submitted to CBP and government agencies.

You can now double check your entries filed by your broker  with CBP & directly (or via a trusted consultant) interact with CBP via ACE!

ACE provides a single, centralized access point for the trade community to connect with CBP and its Partner Government Agencies (PGAs). It is the primary system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility. Through ACE as the Single Window, manual processes are streamlined and automated, paper is being eliminated, and the trade community is able to more easily and efficiently comply with U.S. laws and regulations.

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