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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→

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→