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President Trump Strengthens U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

posted by Jennifer Diaz October 17, 2019 1 Comment

President Trump Strengthens U.S. Policy Toward CubaDid you know that the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced additional changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba implemented on October 9? On September 6th, the Trump Administration announced measures to increase economic pressure on the Cuban military regime. This follows past policy changes President Trump has taken to sanction the Cuban government for its daily human rights abuses against the Cuban people and abroad. Earlier this year, the President restricted non-family travel to Cuba by removing the travel exemption category of “people-to-people” travel to the island. 

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U.S. and China Reach ‘Phase 1 Deal’

posted by Jennifer Diaz October 11, 2019 6 Comments

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Today, President Trump and the Chinese government announced a “Phase 1 Deal” and suspended the proposed increase in tariffs for products (on Lists 1, 2, and 3) that were set to begin on October 15. The scheduled tariff was set to increase from 25 to 30 percent on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports. In exchange, the Chinese government will buy $40-50 billion worth of American agricultural goods, and the agreement will include terms on both intellectual property rights and financial services.

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U.S. Expands Trade War to EU

posted by Jennifer Diaz October 4, 2019 0 comments

After winning the largest arbitration award (7.5 billion) in World Trade OrganiUS EUzation (WTO) history in its dispute with the European Union (EU) over illegal subsidies to Airbus, the United States (US) will begin applying WTO-approved tariffs on certain EU goods beginning October 18. Although USTR has the authority to apply a 100 percent tariff on affected products, at this time the tariff increases will be limited to 10% on large civil aircrafts and 25% on agricultural and other products. The U.S. has the authority to increase td.he tariffs at any time, or change the products affected. Continue Reading

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FDA ISSUES ITS FIRST FSVP WARNING LETTER

posted by Jennifer Diaz September 4, 2019 0 comments

FDA Warning LetterThe Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) is in full force and the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) is now enforcing its Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulation. This blog discusses FDA’s first FSVP Warning Letter and illustrates what NOT to do when FDA starts asking questions about your products. The FSVP regulation requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that human and/or animal food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. food safety standards.

In the case of the U.S. importer who received the FSVP Warning Letter, their FDA issues started in the beginning of 2019 when a salmonella outbreak ravished multiple states and was traced back to the importer’s tahini product.

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Customs and International Trade Attorney Jennifer Diaz Featured on Legal News and Review Radio

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 19, 2019 1 Comment

Board Certified Customs and International Trade Attorney Jennifer Diaz was featured on “Legal News & Review (LNR).” She discussed “The Complexities of International Trade Law,” including current United States Trade Policy and the legal consequences for importers and exporters that do not comply with U.S. Customs and other government agency rules. Listen to the podcast hereLegal News and Review is an award-winning podcast that has been on the air for over six years. Earning the Award of Excellence from the Florida Bar, attorneys and hosts Philip Bell, Eric Yankwit, and Gary Singer guide listeners through the various disciplines of law by featuring expert attorneys from different fields.

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Section 301 – List 3 Tariff Exclusion Requests Open Until September 30th

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 16, 2019 0 comments
Screen-Shot-2019-06-25-at-11.05.04-AMOn May 9, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that an exclusion process will become available for all goods included on List 3. All products included on List 3 are now subject to an additional 25 percent tariff (raised from 10%).
On Monday, June 24, 2019, USTR released a Notice detailing the exclusion process. As discussed in our previous blog, the exclusion process opened up via an online portal on June 30, 2019, and will remain open until September 30, 2019.
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 2019 CBP TRADE SYMPOSIUM

posted by Jennifer Diaz June 24, 2019 4 Comments
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that the 2019 Trade Symposium will be held on July 23-24, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Illinois.
Registration is open and CLOSES on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

This year’s symposium will include discussions on:

  • Trade Transformation (Port of the future/ Emerging Technology)
  • Northern Triangle (Immigration & crime from Central/South America)
  • E-Commerce
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Trade Remedies
  • Forced Labor

The Symposium will also offer One-on-One Center Discussions!

If you want a more detailed description of the event, CBP has provided a tentative agenda!

If you want to learn more about what you will learn, who you will meet and why you should attend – we have recaps of previous CBP Trade Symposiums HERE.

Let us know if we will see you there (email info@diaztradelaw.com). We would love to meet up with you and help ensure that you make valuable connections! See you at the CBP 2019 Trade Symposium.

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Updated – Trump No Longer Threatening to Impose Tariffs Mexico (for now)

posted by Jennifer Diaz May 31, 2019 1 Comment

MX dealUpdate –> In a tweet on June 7th by President Trump, the trade world was notified that the immediate threat of tariffs was officially off the table… for now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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