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OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE – WHY CHOOSE THE CARIBBEAN?

posted by Jennifer Diaz September 28, 2020 1 Comment

Because of its production limitations, the Caribbean has become a growing market for U.S. suppliers. As one of the most diverse regions in the world, the islands of the Caribbean attract a lot of visitors. With the development of tourism comes an increased demand for imported products from the U.S.—due in part to their perceived higher quality.

 

 

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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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A Year in Review!

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 20, 2019 1 Comment

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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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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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New FTC Warning Letters Issued to Companies Selling CBD Products

posted by Jennifer Diaz September 24, 2019 1 Comment

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The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a press release confirming is sent three warning letters to companies that sell oils, tinctures, capsules, “gummies,” and creams containing cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. While the warning letters are not made publicly available, the FTC advised the warning letters were sent because the companies were advertising their CBD products could treat or cure serious diseases and health conditions, in violation of both the FTC Act (as well as U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) laws and regulations.

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China Trade War Intensifies

posted by Jennifer Diaz August 23, 2019 4 Comments

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Today, the Trump administration’s China trade war intensified as it announced plans to increase tariffs on Lists 1, 2, 3, and 4!

The president connected the additional tariff hikes to China’s new retaliatory tariffs (as a result of US’s imposition of List 4 tariffs) on $75 billion-dollar in US products, mainly impacted the agricultural and auto industries, or President Trump’s base (as previously reported here).

So what are the changes?

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Voice Your Comments about CTPAT & the Trusted Trader Program!

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 15, 2019 1 Comment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided a 60-day extension as part of their “Agency ICTPAT-and-the-trusted-trader-program-picturenformation Collection Activities” requesting comments on the CTPAT and Trusted Program.

CBP will be submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The PRA changed many aspects of Information Collection by the Federal government. requiring agencies to plan for the development of new collections of information and the extension of ongoing collections well in advance of sending proposals to OMB. Agencies must:

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Using a Middleman? Learn How to Lower Your Customs Value Using First Sale!

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 26, 2019 3 Comments

First sale rulePursuant to the Customs Modernization Act, the importer of record (IOR) must use “reasonable care” when providing the value of the goods to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). All merchandise imported into the United States is subject to valuation or appraisement. The Trade Agreements Act of 1979, codified at 19 U.S.C. § 1401a, sets forth a hierarchy of methods for the appraisement of imported merchandise. Under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, the transaction value of imported merchandise is the primary or preferred method for determining the value of imported merchandise. Generally, transaction value is the price actually paid or payable for merchandise when sold for exportation to the United States, plus certain statutorily enumerated additions.

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HELP US CELEBRATE 2018 SUCCESSES!

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 26, 2018 0 comments

successesDTL saved clients MILLIONS of dollars in 2018, below we share some of success stories with you. We look forward to assisting you in 2019!

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

  • Successfully assisted numerous importers in various seizure cases to assist in getting property returned, despite CBP claims merchandise was drug paraphernalia, counterfeit, etc.

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Drug Paraphernalia, Priority Trade Initiatives, & Forced Labor

posted by Jennifer Diaz November 13, 2018 0 comments

At seminar

You don’t want to miss this one!

What: Drug Paraphernalia, Priority Trade Initiatives, & Forced Labor – An Update on CBP Enforcement

When: November 27th, 2018, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

RSVP TODAY!

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