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Recovering Your Seized Cargo from U.S. Customs

On September 8, 2011, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, the Journal of Commerce will host a webinar entitled “Recovering Your Seized Cargo”.    The panel experts will explain the CBP detention and seizure process, as well as the administrative petition and judicial forfeiture process. If you have ever had your money seized by Customs for failure to READ MORE

Food Import Workshop in Miami on September 7

The annual seminar “Practical Tools for Trade in the Food Industry” takes place at the Miami Seaport on September 7, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Office of Economic Development & International Trade, and supported by the Port of Miami, this year we will again focus on what importers need to know READ MORE

10th Annual IBWOY Awards – November 1, 2011 – SAVE THE DATE!!!

On November 1, 2011, the Organization of Women in International Trade’s South Florida will host our 10th Annual International Business Women of the Year (IBWOY) Awards (men are absolutely welcome)! This is my final year as President of OWIT-South Florida, making this IBWOY awards that much more special to me. I hope you will be READ MORE

TSA and Pepper Spray – A Story of What NOT to Do

Our beloved Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has the responsibility of screening passengers to “ensure that certain items and persons prohibited from flying don’t board commercial airliners.”  This is accomplished through 43,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) located at 450 airports around the United States.  While I am waiting in line to be screened, there seems always to READ MORE

Reconditioning Imported Food Refused by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasingly stopping and examining imported shipments of food attempting to enter the United States.  Often, the FDA does not allow the food to enter the United States by declaring it to be misbranded or adulterated by filth or decomposition.  Virtually always, refused food is then either destroyed or exported READ MORE