Air Cargo Advanced Screening

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. […]

34,143 IPR Seizures in 2017, Sets Record!

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tasked with the monitoring of and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). In DHS’s annual report, it discusses over 11 million containers arriving at seaports, 10 million transported on land by trucks, 3 million transported by train, and another quarter billion express packages transported by mail and plane. This report serves delves the work done by DHS.

The DHS’ annual report investigates products that infringe US trademarks and copyrights or are subject to exclusion orders issued by the US International Trade Commission as it threatens the health and safety of American consumers and poses risks to our national interests.
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What Keeps You Up at Night – Webinars for Compliance Professionals

fffffWe took a poll to capture ALL of the topics that you wanted to learn about and decided to host 8 webinars for compliance professionals (FREE for clients) with leading experts on topics ranging from Importing 101/201, Exporting 201, to CTPAT, and FDA Compliance and more! Check out our complete list of topics, and click on the topic for more information on the specific learning objectives of each webinar and your expert speakers.

Did I mention that clients of Diaz Trade Law and Diaz Trade Consulting join for FREEPlease email info@diaztradelaw.com for your code!

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By |2018-03-21T11:52:36-04:00March 21, 2018|Best Practices, CTPAT, Events, Export, Import, International Trade, Speaking, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on What Keeps You Up at Night – Webinars for Compliance Professionals

Federal Government Shutdown ENDS

Last night Congress voted to end the first federal government shutdown in seventeen years and avert a default on U.S. debt. The deal provides government funding through Jan. 15, 2014, at almost the same rate as in FY-2013 after automatic spending cuts. The debt limit would be extended through Feb. 7, 2014, if requested by President Obama.

Impact of Government Shutdown

The impact of the federal government shutdown, which began October 1, 2013, will be deeply felt by importers and exporters alike. Most government services deemed "essential" by the federal agencies will continue, but "non-essential" services will be discontinued until funding is restored. What does this mean for export licenses and the online version of the HTS?

Do You Keep Your Manifest Information CONFIDENTIAL?

Did you know importers and consignees can request that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) keep your manifest information confidential? If you are currently letting your competitors know your source, read on, and learn how to keep your private data private!

Jennifer Diaz Speaks After Dominic Veneziano at Global Clinical Sourcing & Supply Summit

Are you a Vice President, Director, Manager, or other Senior Executive from a pharmaceutical or biotech company? Do you know someone who is? If so, they must know about the Global Clinical Sourcing and Supply Summit. The Summit includes a FDA Address by Domenic Veneziano, Director of FDA's Division of Import Operations and Policy, and Industry Perspectives by speakers from Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, AstraZeneca, and much more. Read on for a discount code...

By |2013-02-27T14:56:31-05:00February 27, 2013|Best Practices, Events, Export, Import, Speaking, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)|Comments Off on Jennifer Diaz Speaks After Dominic Veneziano at Global Clinical Sourcing & Supply Summit

TSA 100% Screening – The Air Cargo Advance Screening Pilot Takes Off

On May 16, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] announced - starting December 3, 2012, all international passenger air carriers destined for the United States will be subject to 100% cargo screening. TSA's website advises: "[g]lobal shippers and U.S. importers should contact their logistics partners to determine if these measures may have any impact on their supply chain." This process requires enhanced screening for shipments designated as higher risk, while lower risk shipments will undergo other physical screening protocols. How will this impact your supply chain?

By |2021-11-10T14:48:50-05:00June 27, 2012|Import, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)|Comments Off on TSA 100% Screening – The Air Cargo Advance Screening Pilot Takes Off

A Conversation with DHS Secretary Tom Ridge

On January 26, 2012, I attended an exclusive, "off the record dinner for Florida business and community leaders to discuss the growing global national security and economic challenges our country faces today." The guest speaker was none other than the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. I was fascinated by what I heard from Secretary Ridge.

By |2012-02-20T11:03:01-05:00February 20, 2012|U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)|Comments Off on A Conversation with DHS Secretary Tom Ridge
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