April 2015

Jennifer Diaz to speak at FDLI Annual Conference

I am honored to be a speaker at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI’s) Annual Conference, taking place in Washington DC from April 20-21, 2015. My panel “Moving Food Commodities Across National Borders: Compliance, Tips, and Strategies” will take place on April 21, 2015 from 12:00-12:25 pm. I hope you can join. As an added incentive, use my code below to receive 15% off of your registration cost! 
When registering here use the code ANNUAL2015 to save!
The annual conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington – more information about the location and a link to make your reservation can be found here.
If you fall under any of the following categories, you MUST attend the FDLI annual conference:

  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Government Affairs Professionals
  • Chief Safety Officers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Food and Drug Attorneys
  • Government Officials
  • Academics
  • Food and Drug Industry Consultants
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Patient Advocates
  • Consumer Advocates
  • Business Development Professionals
  • Global Strategy Professionals
  • Corporate Planning Staff 

The all star agenda line up covers the hottest issues in compliance and enforcement as they relate to food, drugs, devices, tobacco, e-cigarettes and much more. View the full agenda here.
The FDLI posted a breakdown of interest areas for last years conference attendees and fully intends to cover all of these hot topics in 2015!
By |2015-11-30T10:30:16-05:00April 17, 2015|Food|0 Comments

OFAC Publishes NEW FAQ on Cuba

Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control published a new updated Frequently Asked Questions Related To Cuba. The last FAQ from OFAC was on January 15, 2015, discussed in this previous post “Revised Cuba Regulations Officially Released“. There are 12 new questions discussed in OFAC’s new FAQ – made easy for your review – as all NEW questions are posted below, with some commentary in italics above the question. 

What is an “organization” in the people–to-people context? 

  • In the people-to-people context, an organization is an entity subject to U.S. jurisdiction that sponsors educational exchanges that do not involve academic study pursuant to a degree program and that promote people-to-people contact. For a complete description of what this general license authorizes and the restrictions that apply, please see 31 CFR § 515.565(b).
Don’t get your personal boat ready just yet.
May an individual authorized traveler use his or her private boat to travel to Cuba? 
  • A person subject to U.S. jurisdiction engaging in authorized travel pursuant to an OFAC general or specific license may use a personal boat for his or her travel, and the travel of the boat’s crew, to Cuba provided that he or she obtains a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for the temporary sojourn of […]

Jennifer Diaz to speak at FDLI Annual Conference

I am honored to be a speaker at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI’s) Annual Conference, taking place in Washington DC from April 20-21, 2015. My panel “Moving Food Commodities Across National Borders: Compliance, Tips, and Strategies” will take place on April 21, 2015 from 12:00-12:25 pm. I hope you can join. As an added incentive, use my code below to receive 15% off of your registration cost!
By |2015-11-30T12:16:43-05:00April 16, 2015|FDA Issues, Food, Speaking|0 Comments

Urban Land Institute Discusses New Trading Opportunities with Cuba

ULIOn April 29, 2015, the Urban Land Institute hosts private and public sector leaders for an interactive morning exploring the latest best practice trends, technology, and emerging markets affecting South Florida development, including the latest update on business with Cuba.

The program will take place from 8:00 am – 11:30 am at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd. , Dania Beach, FL 33004 United States. Get behind-the-scenes info of two the hottest developments in the nation – the Pearl District in Portland and Denver’s Union Station. Learn how technology is changing the way we plan and implement development and explore the opportunities/challenges that lie ahead with Cuba’s emerging freight and consumer goods market.

I will be joined by Barbara Pimental of the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association and Michael Williamson of Cambridge Systematics to discuss exactly what the new trading opportunities with Cuba are, and what is still subject to the current sanctions program in place.
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with key industry professionals and get your questions related to Cuban business transactions answered! Pre-registration ends April 27, 2015. You can register HERE.

By |2015-11-30T10:30:16-05:00April 2, 2015|Cuba|1 Comment
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