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TPP: Dead or Alive?

Are you wondering whether, given President-elect Trump’s recent promise to abandon the agreement on his first day in office, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) is even going to happen? Are you interested in knowing what all the buzz is about with the TPP? Would the TPP open up new business opportunities for your small- to medium-sized READ MORE

Build Your Own ‘People to People’ Mission & More Cuba Changes

If you have been following our Cuba updates, you’ll note we’ve been busy. A full listing of all of our posts to get you caught up are all the way at the bottom. Here’s the Cliff Notes version: On December 17, 2014, President Obama made a historic announcement: “Today, the United States is taking historic steps READ MORE

TOP Questions and Answers on Obama’s Cuba Announcement

Top Questions and Answers in regards to the December 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama stating the U.S. will lay out “a new course in our relations with Cuba.” Q: Will Cuban cigars be readily available for U.S. consumers? A: No.Q: Will the Sanctions imposed by the Cuban Assets Control Regulations end? A: No, that would require Congressional READ MORE

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