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My Freight Forwarder Is Requesting A Shipper’s Letter of Instruction, Now What?

Clients who export often ask us for guidance on whether to complete a Shipper’s Letter of Instruction (SLI). It’s important for our readers to understand the benefits of correctly completing the SLI provided to you by your freight forwarder. The main benefit of an SLI is federal regulatory compliance! Prior to your goods being exported, READ MORE

2018 Seminars – We Want to Hear from YOU!

DTL is Planning Our 2018 Seminars AND WANTS YOUR Input!! We want our 2018 Seminars to answer the import/export questions you have! Please provide your comments by voting below! Please VOTE here! If you have any specific comments you want to share with us, please email us at info@diaztradelaw.com.

Trump Administration Tightens Cuba’s Sanctions Program 

Since June 2017, we have been anxiously awaiting changes to the Cuba sanctions program since President Trump signed an executive order and emphatically stated that his administration would tighten loose regulations established under the Obama Administration. On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury stated, “We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel READ MORE

President Trump Outlines New U.S. Policy on Cuba

We’ve been patiently waiting for today’s announcement since President Trump took office on Friday, January 20, 2017. Some have speculated on whether President Trump’s stance on Cuba would further diplomatic relations following the steps of former President Barack Obama, while the majority have opined that Trump’s next steps could reverse some of the changes made READ MORE

Crash Course in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

What is the HTSUS? The HTSUS is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. This post will give a rundown of what the HTSUS is and why it is so important: The HTSUS was established in 1989 through an act of Congress. This new tariff classification replaced the old Tariff Schedule of the United READ MORE