Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Seminars - We Want to Hear from YOU!

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DTL is Planning Our 2018 Seminars AND WANTS YOUR Input!!

We want our 2018 Seminars to answer the import/export questions you have! Please provide your
comments by voting below!


If you have any specific comments you want to share with us, please email us at info@diaztradelaw.com.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Help Us Celebrate 2017 Successes!

DTL saved clients MILLIONS of dollars in 2017, below we list a summary of some of our compliance successes! Let us assist you in 2018!

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  • Assisted importers in filing prior disclosures that were accepted by CBP and/or DOC and avoiding substantial penalties.
  • Assisted importers in successfully responding to CBP 28’s and 29’s resulting in close outs, and no further enforcement action by CBP!
  • Assisted importers in creating and maintaining pre-compliance programs to evaluate intellectual property rights and pre-report merchandise to CBP resulting in expedited entry into the U.S. with no delays or examinations by CBP.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Your Cheat Sheet to Comply With CBP’s Forced Labor Requirements

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 We recently advised our readers of the 12 Questions on Forced Labor the import community must answer in order to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) amended Reasonable Care Checklist. This checklist was released September 2017 to:
  1. Comply with the informed compliance requirement of Title VI of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057) (Mod Act) and,

Thursday, January 4, 2018

OWIT International President to Host OWIT South Florida Breakfast

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Our very own Diaz Trade Law President, Jennifer Diaz, is also the newly elected President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). OWIT International was established in 1989 and is a global association for women in international trade and business. Our 2,000-plus members impact hundreds of millions of dollars in trade and business transactions annually. OWIT’s focus is on adding value to our corporate, mid-sized, small business and individual members around the world. OWIT serves as the unifying body of a network of chapters spanning the globe in the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa.

OWIT South Florida (the premier networking organization in South Florida for women and men involved in international trade and business) is one of 22 chapters of OWIT around the globe. OWIT South Florida has numerous events throughout the year. Diaz Trade Law is proud to host the next breakfast event at our office. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Recap of the CBP East Coast Trade Symposium (& UPDATED Dates for 2018!)

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As you know (for those of you who have been following our blog), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its annual East Coast Trade Symposium on December 5-6, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. Below summarizes the panels I attended, would love your thoughts if you were there. For those that couldn’t make it – hope below proves useful as a summary for you!

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The event kicked off with Brenda B. Smith, CBP’s Office of Trade Executive Assistant Commissioner, introducing CBP’s trade strategy and the four important lanes CBP is focusing on:  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Your Data is NOT Your Own at the Border

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On November 15, 2017, DTL’s very own Jennifer Diaz, along with other experts, spoke at the AILA CLE Luncheon on travelers’ rights when encountering U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at airports and other ports of entry. As international travel continues to grow, coupled with increase national security efforts, it is imperative travelers know their rights when entering or exiting the U.S. Travelers enjoy taking their electronic devices with them for pleasure and/or work. Electronic devices hold considerable amounts of our personal or privileged information. 

What is CBP’s Policy?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Importers: If you Can’t Answer These 12 Questions on Forced Labor You’re In Trouble!

213210 An estimated 40.3 million people were living in modern slavery at any moment in time in 2016. This amounts to 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every thousand people in the world. Seventy three per cent of the victims of forced labor were female, and one in four victims were children. Forced labor accounted for 24.9 million people, while 15.4 million were in forced marriage.

What is the U.S. Doing About It?

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Trump Administration Tightens Cuba’s Sanctions Program

Since June 2017, we have been anxiously awaiting changes to the Cuba sanctions program since President Trump signed an executive order and emphatically stated that his administration would tighten loose regulations established under the Obama Administration.cuba relations
On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury stated,
  • “We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military and to encourage the government to move toward greater political and economic freedom for the Cuban people”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

AILA CLE Luncheon: Ports of Entry – Searches, Seizures and More!

Do you know rights (and your clients’ rights) when encountering law enforcement at airports and other ports of entry? Join us at The Rusty Pelican on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 11:45AM for an interactive discussion on various issues being encountered by travelers at ports of entry. Our panel of experts will discuss:


Friday, October 27, 2017

Peruvian Timber on the Hot Seat

In a press release, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) directed United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to block future timber imports from a Peruvian exporter, Inversiones Oroza SRL for three years or until it is determined that the company has complied with all applicable Peruvian laws, regulations, and other measures, whichever is shorter. This is the first enforcement action taken by the