Upcoming Training: CBP Regulations: Essential Practices for Import Success 

Join us in person at the World Trade Center Miami or on Zoom! Eligible for 3 CCS continuing education credits. 

 Many mistake the ease of importing to mean there is no liability or obligation on the part of the importer. However, if you import merchandise into the U.S., you may not realize, but, you are the responsible party! That means you have a duty to exercise “reasonable care” when importing.  

 What is reasonable care? Importers must conduct themselves as a reasonable importer would under the circumstance with respect to importing prior to entering goods into the United States. They must:  

  • Meet the standard to enter, classify and determine the value of imported goods 
  • Provide other information necessary to aid U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in properly assessing duties and collecting accurate statistics 
  • Determining whether other applicable legal standards and requirements have been met 

Read more about reasonable care in our Bloomberg Law article here. 

All importers should have a plan in place to navigate merchandise descriptions & classification, product valuation, country of origin, intellectual property rights, forced labor, quotas, requirements of other agencies, and more. 

In this presentation, our speakers will discuss how to comply with CBP’s vast laws and regulations. By the end of […]

By |2024-05-17T09:23:19-04:00May 17, 2024|Import, news, Speaking|0 Comments

Jennifer Diaz Recognized with Superb Attorney Rating

Diaz Trade Law President Jennifer Diaz has been recognized with a Superb Attorney rating by Martindale-Avvo!

Martindale-Avvo has been the premier source for attorney ratings since 1868. The organization provides verified attorney ratings based on their legal ability and ethical standards as judged by their peers.

The Superb Attorney rating is given only to attorneys who are rated for the highest level of professional excellence.

By |2024-05-23T16:29:42-04:00May 7, 2024|news|0 Comments

Jennifer Diaz Receives 2024 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Congratulations to DTL President Jennifer Diaz on her 2024 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

Martindale-Hubbell has been the premier source for attorney ratings since 1868. The organization provides verified attorney ratings based on their legal ability and ethical standards as judged by their peers.

The AV Preeminent distinction is given only to attorneys who are peer rated for the highest level of professional excellence. Jennifer received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

By |2024-01-23T11:23:21-05:00January 23, 2024|news|0 Comments

Government Shutdown Avoided Again

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill to fund the federal government, avoiding a shutdown just before the weekend deadline. The measure will fund the government through early March.

The Senate passed the bill 77-18, while the House passed the measure 314-108, with 106 Republicans and two Democrats in opposition. Party leadership statements were varied. Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good told reporters: “It’s a loss for the American people…” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor: “We have good news for America. There will not be a shutdown on Friday.” The lack of consensus signals that there is much work to be done to avoid a shutdown in March.

While many employees in key agencies for international trade will be deemed “essential,” meaning they will continue working through a shutdown, agencies will still experience operational changes that will cause delays.

Below is a breakdown of how key agencies will be impacted by a future shutdown.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s contingency plan, cargo security and port of operations will remain active during a shutdown. However, certain activities such as training and auditing are not required to be carried out during this time. In addition, back-office support positions are not likely to be deemed essential and will be furloughed. Refunds, audits, ruling requests, etc. would be delayed until the shutdown ends.

There remains uncertainty around which specific offices will be deemed essential. For example, Forced Labor Communications may be furloughed, resulting in delays in […]

By |2024-01-19T15:22:35-05:00January 19, 2024|news|0 Comments

From Trade to Aid: Jennifer Diaz’s Week of Volunteering in Israel with Diaz Trade Law’s Unwavering Support

A Trip of Solidarity and Volunteerism

I spent the last 6 days on a trip of a lifetime – I went to Israel less than 60 days into an ongoing war to show solidarity and volunteer.

Just 60 days into an ongoing conflict, my decision to go was not an easy one. As the President of Diaz Trade Law, a wife, and a mother, numerous considerations came into play. Yet, an innate yearning from within insisted that this wasn’t a mere possibility; it was an imperative.

On October 7, 2023, I was home in Miami, Florida, watching the horrifying news across my screen, crying in disbelief. As a proud Jewish woman, I had to do something after the brutal Hamas terrorist government sent thousands to brutally murder 1200 Jews (slaughtering even babies)! Hamas terrorized Israel – raping women and kidnapping 240 women, children, and even babies – Geneva Convention be dammed. Ever since that dreadful day, I was glued to my phone. The news was inundating my life. I was consumed by it. My life, work, and my entire being felt superfluous to what was going on in Israel. I’ve been to Israel 4 times prior, and it was and will always be my homeland.

A Call to Serve

One of those four trips was with JLI (Jewish Leadership Institute) while I was in law school – it was trip #3 to Israel for me. The minute the JLI director said he was putting together an alumni volunteer trip to Israel, my soul called out, and I knew […]

By |2023-12-18T19:20:48-05:00December 8, 2023|Events, news|0 Comments


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