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Band-Aid or Stitches? What’s Your Compliance Approach?

When you get a deep cut, do you simply put on a band-aid or do you go to the hospital to get stitches that you really need? Stitches take time and are more costly – but, your bleeding will stop and your cut is less likely to re-open. With a band-aid – you’re likely to READ MORE

Sequestration Causes Furloughs in CBP – What This Means for You

International passengers at Miami International Airport (MIA) have certainly felt the detrimental effects caused by the sequestration, as thousands have missed connecting flights – because of CBP processing delays. The sequestration has created hard caps on the amount of government spending due to the government’s inability to compromise on a budget.  Prior to the sequestration, CBP stated that they READ MORE

FDA Discusses TOP Reasons for Detention of Goods

At today’s Import Operations Training, sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (FCBF), top officials from FDA traveled to Miami to educate importers and brokers. Topics ranged from a general overview of FDA compliance, TOP rationales for FDA detentions, Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) READ MORE

Expedite Your International Expansion Strategy

Jennifer Diaz, Esq. jdiaz@becker-poliakoff.com Alhambra Towers 121 Alhambra Plaza 10th Floor Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Tel: 305.262.4433 Fax: 305.442.2232 Connect with us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Expedite Your International Expansion Strategy UPS is sponsoring a free International Symposium and breakfast hosted by David Ruiz, President of the UPS Florida READ MORE

CBP Lists Top Imported Fakes from 2012

The number of seizures of counterfeit goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) slightly decreased in 2012, the high was over 24,000 seizure cases in 2011. In 2012, the total number of seizure cases was slightly less, approximatley 22,800 seizures, netting goods worth nearly $1.3 billion. CBP advised that close to one-third of actual seizures consisted READ MORE