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Forbidden Places for Tourism and Trade

Please make plans to attend the Forbidden Place-Tourism and Trade  seminar on Friday, September 24, 2010. This seminar will take place at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Miami, Florida. This half-day seminar will address a variety of recent regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Topics to be READ MORE

Caviar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for regulating and managing the export and sale of paddlefish roe (caviar).  To obtain a paddlefish roe export permit, an applicant must establish that it properly harvested the roe, and that its export would not undermine the survival of the species. But what happens when the U.S. Fish READ MORE

Restaurant Menus Will Soon Change, FDA Issues Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release, dated August 24, 2010, providing guidance and outlining steps to help chain restaurants comply with new federal nutrition labeling requirements. The new law applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations. The law requires the establishment to list calorie READ MORE

FDA Import Alerts for Seafood

Americans are constantly bombarded with warnings that the seafood we eat is contaminated with salmonella, listeria, or some other antibiotic, fungicide, or microorganism that will make us sick.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking more samples of imported seafood, holding more seafood for laboratory analysis, and rejecting more seafood than in past years. READ MORE

Maersk Pays $3 Million for Trading With Iran and Sudan

Maersk Line, Ltd. paid the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $3 million to settle allegations of violations of the U.S. trade embargo with Sudan and Iran that Maersk committed between 2003 and 2007.   How the world’s largest ocean transportation company committed such violations is a good story. How Maersk’s lawyer was able to limit READ MORE