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On April 14, 2018, Joiner Law Firm helped The Periwinkle Foundation celebrate its 35th anniversary of developing and providing programs for children and families affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Joiner Law Firm joined an amazing group of 550 supporters to raise funds for deserving recipients of The Periwinkle Foundation’s many outlets for unnumbered worthy children, teens, and families.
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank. The Treasury Department stated that the actions target a number of individuals listed in its CAATSA Section 241 report (released in late January 2018), including those who benefit from the Putin regime and play a key role in advancing Russia’s malign activities. Read More→
As part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs. This follows President Trump’s announcement in March 2018 that the United States would impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports and take other actions in response to China’s policies that require U.S. companies to transfer their technology and intellectual property to Chinese firms. The USTR stated that sectors subject to the proposed tariffs include industries such as aerospace, information and communication technology, robotics, and machinery. The USTR also confirmed that the proposed list will undergo further review in a public notice and comment process, including a hearing, prior to the release of the final list.
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes made by the Australia Group (AG) in 2017. The rule amends the following ECCNs: 2B350, 2B351, 2B352, 1C353, 1C350, as well as corrects typographical errors in a note to ECCN 1C351. The rule also amends the EAR to reflect the addition of India as a participating country in the AG.
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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Annual Conference will feature a combination of keynote remarks, plenary sessions, and interactive breakout sessions focused on empowering U.S. companies to win more sales abroad. EXIM expects to welcome nearly 1,000 participants from around the world. Register→
Join the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Mid-America District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct, a dynamic conference bringing together global leaders in the design and construction sectors. The conference will feature presentations on global construction opportunities, pre-screened matchmaking and networking sessions to build new business and partnerships. Attendees will include international executives, sales and marketing professionals, project owners, developers, architects, engineers, and construction firms. Register→
The NCBFAA Annual Conference brings together more than 600 international trade industry representatives from around the United States. For four days in Rancho Mirage, CA, many of the nation's leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTIs and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues new and old. More Info→
In collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program and the Government of India, the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting the 6th U.S.-India Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India. This event will convene senior representatives from the public and private sectors in both countries to identify opportunities to advance the robust aviation partnership between India and the United States. For more information, please contact Mr. Spencer Disckerson at email@example.com.
Join the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for the 2018 U.S.–China Aviation Symposium, along with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC ), and the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). The event will allow industry leaders and U.S. government officials to engage in a high-level forum, in an effort to enhance the U.S. and China’s partnership in the aviation sector. More Information→
The NCBFAA Educational Institute is proud to invite all global logistics professionals to the Fourth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues. More Info→