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As a Subscriber, You Are Invited to This Thursday’s Holiday Party

With the overwhelmingly positive response to my new Customs and International Trade Blog, I am inviting each of you to the Customs and International Trade Department’s Holiday Party, this Thursday, December 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at my Coral Gables, Florida, office. Where:  121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor (parking provided in the building) The READ MORE

Bid Now for Right to Ship Chicken Legs to Nicaragua

Nicaragua Central America Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (CA-PEQ) Notice of Open Tender Bids open: November 20, 2009 Bids due: December 4, 2009 Central American Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (CA-PEQ) invites bids for the right to ship U.S.-origin chicken leg quarters to Nicaragua duty-free under a CAFTA tariff-rate quota granted by the Republic of Nicaragua to READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Exporting

In the next few weeks, I am giving lectures and doing a webinar on the general topic of export compliance.  In my legal practice over the past 20 years as a Customs and International Trade attorney, I am increasingly involved with clients on export compliance and penalty matters.  The laws and regulations have changed dramatically over READ MORE

I am Not Worried That My Food Is “Safe”, Are You?

The United States Congress is considering legislation to make the food we eat, especially imported food, “safe and secure”.  In my opinion, even if our food needs protecting, the proposed legislation only adds to the current Federal bureaucracy.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already has a comprehensive regulatory procedure to stop, examine, and refuse imported food which READ MORE

U.S. Customs Seized My Merchandise: Now What?

Every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the airports, seaports, and other border crossings, stop, examine, detain, and seize merchandise from both travelers and commercial cargo importers and exporters.  The process of getting back your property can be a harrowing one fraught with bureaucratic delays.  There is, fortunately, a set of rules that READ MORE