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Publications & Events (2017)

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Trade-Related News in a Flash 3.24.17

March 24, 2017

Subject: Department of State Publishes Comments Received from Industry in Response to USML Category XII Notice of Inquiry; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Enforcement Actions; Key Court Cases; Enforcement Actions; and Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - North Korea's Use of Front Companies

March 23, 2017

This newsletter features four articles entitled, "U.N. Issues Report on North Korea’s Evasion of Sanctions Through Elaborate Network of Front Companies and Shipments To Africa," "New DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs," "CBP To Permit Use of Protests to Submit Certain Post-Importation Preference Claims," and "Timeline of the New Online Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS). Read More→

U.N. Issues Report on North Korea’s Evasion of Sanctions Through Elaborate Network of Front Companies and Shipments To Africa

March 23, 2017

According to a United Nations report issued on February 27, 2017, North Korea is currently “flouting sanctions through trade in prohibited goods, with evasion techniques that are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication.” The evasion techniques include an elaborate network of overseas companies run by North Korean intelligence agents and weapon shipments to North Korea-friendly countries in Africa, where sanctions enforcement is lax. Read More→

New DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

March 23, 2017

In February, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section quietly published a guidance document on its website titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The guidance highlights a list of questions it considers when evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs. Read More→

CBP To Permit Use of Protests to Submit Certain Post-Importation Preference Claims

March 23, 2017

Pursuant to a recent decision by the Court of International Trade in Zojirushi America Corp. v. U.S., U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published updated guidance permitting importers to use the statutory protest mechanism set forth in 19 U.S.C. § 1514 to submit initial post-import preference claims. Read More→

Timeline of the New Online Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS)

March 23, 2017

As international trade procedures move into full online integration, the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is just one of the many federal agencies partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to work towards efficient interagency processing and the elimination of otherwise duplicative paperwork. Read More→

JLF Attorneys Offer Insight on the Compliance Responsibilities of Exporters, Freight Forwarders in WorldECR Journal

March 23, 2017

In an article published in the most recent issue of WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions, Joiner Law Firm attorneys, Jamie Joiner and Ashley Moore, encourage exporters and freight-forwarders to work together to ensure that their transactions comply with applicable regulations, which will in turn help mitigate the risk of an export violation. Download Article→

Kristin Kruse Lotz, 2017 Texas "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters

March 10, 2017

Joiner Law Firm PLLC  is proud to announce that attorney Kristin Kruse Lotz has been recognized as a 2017 Texas Rising Star (Thomson Reuters).  The list will be featured in the April 2017 editions of both Texas Monthly and the Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.  Nominated by members of the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, the 2017 Texas Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters) honor is reserved for the top Texas attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys receive this honor each year.  This is the fifth year in a row that Kristin has received this recognition. 

Joiner Law Firm celebrates International Women's Day! #BeBoldForChange

March 8, 2017

Today, on International Women’s Day, we look to the women in our own lives who drive and inspire us—our mothers, grandmothers, and even our daughters. We owe our very lives to the courageous women who came before us, some facing adversity as immigrants working for a better life, and we strive to instill this strength and passion within our daughters. Here’s to great women—may we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them! Learn More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 3.3.17

March 3, 2017

Subject: DOJ Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Key Court Cases; Enforcement Actions. View Mailer→

Alleged Antiboycott Violation

March 3, 2017

On February 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC) reached a settlement agreement with Pelco, Inc. (Pelco) for $162,000 over allegations of 66 violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The alleged violations involved the sale and/or transfer of goods or services from the U.S. to the UAE and Kuwait from May 2011 – Jan. 2016. For 32 of the alleged violations, OAC stated that Pelco knowingly refused to do business with another person pursuant to an agreement with, a requirement of, or a request from or on behalf of a boycotting country. The other alleged violations were cases where Pelco failed to report receipt of antiboycott requests to OAC.

DOJ Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

March 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section recently published a list of topics and questions it considers when evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs in a document titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.”  The existence and effectiveness of a corporation’s pre-existing compliance program is one of the factors DOJ considers when determining whether to bring charges and when negotiating plea or other agreements.  This new guidance provides a useful tool in a question format to aid companies in assessing their own compliance programs and for benchmarking where they may stand with respect to DOJ’s expectations.

CBP To Permit Use of Protests to Submit Certain Post-Importation Preference Claims

March 2, 2017

CBP recently published updated guidance on the filing of post-entry claims for preferential tariff treatment.  Previously, post-importation preference claims made under programs not listed in 19 U.S.C. § 1520(d) could only be made prior to final liquidation.  Pursuant to a recent decision by the Court of International Trade in Zojirushi America Corp. v. U.S., CBP will now permit importers to use the statutory protest mechanism to make post-importation preference claims under these preference programs.  Importers whose protests were previously rejected as non-protestable are requested to resubmit their protests to the appropriate field offices within 180 days.

Three U.S. Persons Charged with Exporting Prohibited Articles to Syria

March 2, 2017

Three U.S. persons were arrested and charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria in violation of the Syrian trade embargo and the EAR according to an Indictment charging eleven individuals and one foreign company.  The three U.S. persons managed and operated AW-Tronics, a Miami, Florida export company which shipped and exported various aircraft parts and equipment to Syrian Arab Airlines, the Syrian government’s airline.  The individuals are alleged to have facilitated the improper transactions by submitting false and misleading electronic export information to federal agencies, and to have closely supervised and encouraged subordinate employees in the willful exportation of the parts and equipment to Syrian Arab Airlines.

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Deregulation

March 1, 2017

On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda intended to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.” In it, federal agencies have 60 days to identify regulations that inhibit job creation, are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective, and impose costs that exceed benefits. Read more→

Houston Bar Association Gender Fairness Committee’s Fourth Annual Speed Mentoring Event

February 27, 2017

On February 23, 2015, attorney Kristin Kruse Lotz served as a mentor at the Houston Bar Association Gender Fairness Committee’s Fourth Annual Speed Mentoring Event for 1st to 5th year Women Attorneys held at Vinson & Elkins LLP. The event featured 40 mentors who spoke with 30 mentees in three-minute “speed-mentoring” sessions providing practical advice on career progression, business development, and changes in the legal profession. The mentors included members of the judiciary, in house counsel, and seasoned attorneys. Ms. Lotz founded the event in 2014 when she co-chaired the HBA Gender Fairness Committee.

Trade-Related News in a Flash 2.24.17

February 24, 2017

Subject: Secretaries of State and Homeland Security Travel to Mexico City, Mexico to Discuss Trade and Other Topics; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

President Donald Trump Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

February 17, 2017

President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau concluded their visit at the White House this week with a joint press conference, during which the two leaders committed to working together to pursue “shared interests” in domestic security and trade between the two countries notwithstanding different stances on issues such as immigration.  With respect to NAFTA, Mr. Trump commented that the U.S. would be “tweaking” its “outstanding trade relationship with Canada,” while the relationship with Mexico would require more work “to make it a fair deal for both parties.” 

Trade-Related News in a Flash 2.17.17

February 17, 2017

Subject: President Donald Trump Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Key Court Cases; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

Setting 2017 Trade Compliance Priorities in an Uncertain Environment (Part 2)

February 16, 2017

In the last edition of Practical Insights, I discussed three individual priorities for trade compliance professionals to consider implementing this year during these uncertain times. In this edition, I discuss organization-wide goals to help you enhance your organization’s trade compliance program in 2017. Read More→

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - A 2017 Trade Compliance Checklist

February 16, 2017

This newsletter features six articles entitled, "U.S. Eases Sanctions Against Sudan," "Trump Administration Moves to Drastically Change Regulatory Environment," "U.S. Withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership," "BIS Updates – New Compliance Guidelines, Changes to India and Hong Kong Licensing Policies," "OFAC Issues ‘Compliance Services Guidance’ Relating to U.S. Sanctions Laws," and "Setting 2017 Trade Compliance Priorities in an Uncertain Environment (Part 2)". Read More→

Trump Administration Moves to Drastically Change Regulatory Environment

February 16, 2017

Shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017, the Trump administration took a number of actions to drastically change the federal regulatory environment in the United States, including halting the issuance or implementation of regulations until an individual appointed or designated by President Trump has reviewed and approved such, and requiring that agencies and executive departments take certain actions to reduce the number of and control costs associated with federal regulations. Learn More→

U.S. Withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 16, 2017

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The memorandum also orders the permanent withdrawal of the U.S. from any future TPP negotiations and directs the U.S. to begin pursuing bilateral trade negotiations “to promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages.” Learn More→

BIS Updates – New Compliance Guidelines, Changes to India and Hong Kong Licensing Policies

February 16, 2017

BIS Amends Licensing Policy, Other Provisions regarding India – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective January 19, 2017, by establishing a licensing policy of general approval for exports or reexports to or transfers within India of items that are subject to the EAR and controlled only for national security or regional stability reasons. Learn More→

OFAC Issues ‘Compliance Services Guidance’ Relating to U.S. Sanctions Laws

February 16, 2017

In response to numerous inquiries, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a guidance document that describes certain legal and compliance-related services that U.S. persons, including U.S. attorneys and compliance personnel, may provide to U.S. or foreign persons, other than blocked or prohibited parties. Learn More→

BIS Updates Export Compliance Guidelines

February 10, 2017

The Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Office of Exporter Services recently revised its Export Compliance Guidelines and Audit Module and combined the content into one easy-to-use booklet. The revised resource is intended to provide useful guidance and assistance to companies as they create or enhance their Export Compliance Programs. Learn More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 2.10.17

February 10, 2017

Subject: BIS Updates Export Compliance Guidelines; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

OFAC Increases Maximum Amount of Civil Monetary Penalties It May Assess

February 10, 2017

In order to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, on February 10, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued regulations to adjust for inflation the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties that may be assessed under relevant OFAC regulations, including regulations issued pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA).

U.S. Eases Sanctions Against Sudan

February 9, 2017

In his final week in office, President Obama issued an Executive Order announcing that the U.S. would lift a nearly 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan in response to Sudan’s positive steps towards, among other things, a reduction in offensive military activity and improvement in humanitarian access throughout Sudan. Learn More→

State Department Receives Re-Submitted Permit Application for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline

February 9, 2017

The U.S. Department of State recently informed the public that, pursuant to the presidential memorandum issued last month by Pres. Trump, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. has re-submitted its application for a presidential permit that would authorize the construction and operation of pipeline facilities on the U.S./Canadian border for the Keystone XL project -- part of a proposed 875-mile pipeline designed to transport up to 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Canada to the U.S. While the application was denied in November 2015, Pres. Trump (in the memorandum) invited TransCanada to reapply.

OFAC Posts Cyber-Related FAQs re: Russia’s Federal Security Service

February 9, 2017

On February 8, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published four Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the recent U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia’s Federal Security Service (a.k.a. the FSB) and the issuance of General License 1, which authorizes certain transactions with the FSB when acting in its administrative and law enforcement capacities. View FAQs→

Joiner Law Firm Welcomes New Senior Associate Kristin Kruse Lotz!

February 7, 2017

Kristin joins the firm as Senior Associate. Kristin was formerly an Associate at Winstead PC where she practiced complex commercial litigation representing clients in business torts, lender liability, commercial disputes, environmental disputes, and royalty litigation. She has substantial experience leading large-scale review projects for multinational companies.  Learn More→

Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Iran after Missile Test

February 3, 2017

On February 2, 2017, officials in the Trump administration stated that it would put Iran “on notice” that Iran’s hostile actions (particularly, its recent ballistic missile launch) would not go “un-responded to.” On February 3, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) subsequently added to its SDN List 25 individuals and entities with ties to Iran’s ballistic missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - Qods Force, a designated terrorist organization. President Trump has indicated that “nothing is off the table” with respect to Iran and tweeted the following statement early this morning: “Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!” 

OFAC Updates List of Medical Devices That Must Be Specifically Authorized for Export to Iran

February 3, 2017

On February 2, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revised its List of Medical Devices Requiring Specific Authorization to update and clarify the scope of medical devices that are not authorized for exportation or reexportation to Iran pursuant to the general license for medical devices, which is found in § 560.530(a)(3)(i) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). View List→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 2.3.17

February 3, 2017

Subject: Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Iran after Missile Test; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

OFAC Issues General License for Certain Transactions with Russia’s Federal Security Service

February 2, 2017

On February 2, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published Cyber-related General License (GL) 1 to authorize certain transactions and activities with Russia’s Federal Security Service (a.k.a. FSB). Read More→

Joiner Law Firm Supports Camp for All and Attends ‘Superheroes for All’ Gala

February 2, 2017

On January 28, 2017, Joiner Law Firm joined forces at Camp for All’s “Superheroes for All” gala which raised $1,000,000 to provide a barrier-free camp experience to children and adults living with challenging illnesses or special needs. Read More→

BIS Delays Effective Date of Revision in Rule Removing Certain NP Column 2 Controls

February 1, 2017

To implement the Trump administration’s memo regarding the regulatory freeze, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) temporarily delayed the effective date of one revision implemented by the final rule (issued on Nov. 25, 2016) that removed nuclear nonproliferation (NP) column 2 license requirements from certain pressure tubes, pipes, fittings, pipe valves, pumps, and certain other items on the CCL. Read More→

Pres. Trump Issues EO to Reduce Regulations and Control Regulatory Costs

January 30, 2017

On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) requiring executive departments and agencies to identify at least two existing regulations to be repealed whenever they propose or promulgate a new regulation for fiscal year (FY) 2017, subject to conditions. Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 1.27.17

January 27, 2017

Subject: Pres. Trump Signs Memo to Withdraw U.S. from TPP; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

Pres. Trump Signs Memo to Withdraw U.S. from TPP

January 24, 2017

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed a memorandum directing the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to permanently withdraw the United States from TPP negotiations. The memo also directed the USTR to begin pursuing bilateral trade negotiations that “promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages.” Read More→

U.S. Substantially Eases Sanctions on Sudan

January 23, 2017

As a result of an Executive Order and corresponding dual actions taken by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on January 17, 2017, the long-standing U.S. comprehensive sanctions against Sudan which prohibited the export of most uncontrolled, EAR99 items to Sudan without a license, have effectively been lifted. Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 1.20.17

January 20, 2017

Subject: BIS Amends Licensing Policy, Other Provisions regarding India; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

Setting 2017 Trade Compliance Priorities in an Uncertain Environment (Part 1)

January 19, 2017

As we head into uncharted waters under a new U.S. presidential administration, many are trying to predict whether and how anti-regulation, anti-globalization and anti-free trade campaign rhetoric will come to fruition when President Trump takes office. Read More→

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - Setting Trade Compliance Priorities under a New Administration

January 19, 2017

This newsletter features five articles entitled, "OFAC Updates Guidance on Possibility of Iran-Related Sanctions “Snapback”," "U.S. Imposes Sanctions in Response to Russia’s Apparent Interference in U.S. Election 2016; Takes Other Actions against Russia," "BIS Amends EAR to Implement 2016 Decisions, Understandings Reached by Australia Group," "BIS Revises Nuclear Non-proliferation Controls on Certain Items" and "Setting 2017 Trade Compliance Priorities in an Uncertain Environment (Part 1)". Read More→

U.S. Imposes Sanctions in Response to Russia’s Apparent Interference in U.S. Election 2016; Takes Other Actions against Russia

January 18, 2017

In response to Russia’s apparent interference in U.S. election 2016, President Obama amended Executive Order (EO) 13694 (“Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities”) on December 29, 2016 to allow for the imposition of sanctions on those determined to be responsible for tampering, altering, or causing the misappropriation of information with the purpose or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes or institutions. Read More→

OFAC Updates Guidance on Possibility of Iran-Related Sanctions “Snapback”

January 18, 2017

On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended its Iran-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to update its guidance on the re-imposition of sanctions in the event of a sanctions snapback under the Iran nuclear deal (officially, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)). Read More→

BIS Revises Nuclear Non-proliferation Controls on Certain Items

January 18, 2017

On December 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect certain understandings reached by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in 2015 and 2016.Read More→

BIS Amends EAR to Implement 2016 Decisions, Understandings Reached by Australia Group

January 18, 2017

On December 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the decisions and understandings reached by the Australia Group (“AG”) in February and June 2016. Read More→

OFAC Authorizes Prohibited Transactions with Sudan; BIS Modifies Sudan Licensing Policy

January 16, 2017

In connection with ongoing U.S.-Sudan bilateral engagement, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations to authorize all prohibited transactions, including transactions involving property in which the Government of Sudan has an interest. Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 1.13.17

January 13, 2017

Subject: OFAC Issues ‘Compliance Services Guidance’ Relating to U.S. Sanctions Laws; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

OFAC Issues ‘Compliance Services Guidance’ Relating to U.S. Sanctions Laws

January 12, 2017

On January 12, 2017, in response to numerous inquiries, OFAC published a guidance document that describes certain legal and compliance-related services that U.S. persons, including U.S. attorneys and compliance personnel, may provide to U.S. and foreign persons (with the exception of blocked or prohibited parties). Read More→

CBP Delays Deployment of Post-Release Capabilities in ACE

January 12, 2017

In consideration of stakeholder feedback, among other things, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it is postponing the deployment of post-release capabilities (including liquidation, drawback, duty deferral, reconciliations, collections, statements, and the Automated Surety Interface) in ACE, which was scheduled to take place on January 14, 2017. However, CBP still plans to post Notices of Liquidation electronically beginning January 14 as planned.

ECR Presses On with More Revisions to Controls on Certain Spacecraft Systems and Related Items

January 12, 2017

As part of the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, on January 10, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule amending the EAR to address issues raised in and public comments on its interim final rule issued in May 2014, which added controls to the EAR for spacecraft and related items that the President had determined no longer warrant control on the U.S. Munitions List (USML). Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 1.6.17

January 6, 2017

Subject: BIS Adds Five Russian Entities to Entity List; General Regulatory Information; ACE and Automated Systems; Enforcement Actions; Events & Opportunities (U.S. Government). View Mailer→

Upcoming Events

The following events related to international trade may be of interest to you:

Event List
  • MAR24 Make in India – The Inside Story (Houston, TX)

    The major components of the conference is a working day on Friday, March 24, 2017 that will be organized around 3 themes. The themes will broadly be on Indian Politics, the Indian economic and business story, and on the soft power aspects of the Indian story. There is a large Indian presence in the educational, medical and research institutes that Houston is renowned for. We expect to have a large and interested audience who have an informed interest in India. Register→

  • APR2 Joiner Law Firm is Heading to New Orleans and the NCBFAA Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA)

    If you are going to be in New Orleans for the upcoming NCBFFA Conference, be sure to stop by Booth 49 where Joiner Law Firm will be celebrating just how sweet compliance can be with a bar, a CANDY BAR that is! Come and enjoy all of the sweet treats we’ll have! You won’t want to miss it! Register→

  • APR5 The Future of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) (Washington, DC and Miami, FL)

    C-TPAT has made significant changes in the security criteria of the application, approval, certification, and recertification process, including required visits to the applicants and their primary overseas supply chain. The most up to date information will be shared with by Steven Krupinsky, Chief - International Branch, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, US Customs and Border Protection, from CBP HQ in Washington, D.C. Register→

  • APR11 BIS: Complying with U.S. Export Controls (San Diego, CA)

    “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” is a two-day program led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. Register→

  • APR13 Jamie Joiner to Present at HDEC Export University Seminar (Houston, TX)

    Jamie Joiner will be providing an update on recent changes to U.S. export controls and sanctions laws and regulations as well as an outlook on export enforcement under the new administration at the Houston District Export Council’s Export University seminar on the morning of April 13th. Register→

  • APR24 Hannover Messe 2017 (Hannover, Germany)

    HANNOVER MESSE offers unmatched international exposure for U.S. companies, institutions, and economic development organizations participating as exhibitors in the U.S. delegation. It consists of seven leading trade shows and an investment summit all in one, with industry pavilions for digital factory, energy, industrial automation, industrial supply, motion/drive/automation, ComVac, and research and technology, connecting exhibitors to potential customers across relevant industry sectors. Register→

  • MAY17 Update on Developments in U.S. Sanctions & Export Controls Under the Trump Administration Presented by Jamie Joiner (Houston, TX)

    Join the HCBFFA on May 17, as we hear from a seasoned Houston-area export controls and sanctions attorney, Jamie Joiner present on Export and sanctions compliance responsibilities of freight forwarders; Practical compliance tips for freight forwarders in working with U.S. exporters/shippers; and Recent changes and enforcement actions in the export controls and sanctions areas and an outlook under the new administration. Register→


Past Events (2017)

Below are Joiner Law Firm related events of 2017:

MAR21 Jamie Joiner to Discuss Import and Export Laws, NAFTA, and Trade Compliance at Houston West Chamber of Commerce

This morning breakfast seminar, led by U.S. Commercial Service-Houston and Houston West Chamber staff, provides an updated outlook of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters must know to comply with U.S. Export control requirements on commercial goods, and understanding changes under the new administration. Link