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Freight Forwarder Pays $125,000 Mitigated Penalty – Avoid This & Learn 11 Steps to Exporting

Aramex Emirates, LLC, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), agreed to pay a $125,000 civil penalty to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for the unlicensed export and reexport to Syria, via the U.A.E., of network devices and software without the required BIS licenses. The Under Secretary of Commerce Eric READ MORE

CBP Updates Trade Community on GSP Expiration

For those of you that relied on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and are now subject to duties, CBP sent a notice today that directly impacts you. A previous post discussed the expiration of GSP and need for congressional action to renew it. GSP expired July 31, 2013. Importers were advised to continue to READ MORE

PortMiami Tunnel Opening Celebration!

Today was the historic PortMiami Tunnel Opening (where you can watch my video of the first 3 trucks that officially entered the port tunnel)!  A better video can be found here, courtesy of Local 10. As the Miami Herald reported today, four long years and $915 million dollars went into this tunnel that will now READ MORE

Video Interview: Discussing FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes with LXBN TV

Following up on my recent post on the FDA deeming e-cigarettes tobacco, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN on the subject. In the interview, I explain exactly what the FDA has done and share my thoughts on how the Proposed Rule will impact the e-cigarette industry.  Let me know your READ MORE

SBDC

  As you would see, we develop Export Marketing Plans for manufacturers and service providers (The products or services must be produced in Florida). It’s also for companies that are new-to-export or infrequent exporters. They must also be in business for a minimum of 2 years, have a minimum of five employees and their annual sales READ MORE