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JLF Attorney Receives “Highly Commended” in 2017 WorldECR Awards

July 24, 2017

Joiner Law Firm attorney, Lindsey Roskopf, recently had the honor of receiving “Highly Commended” in the 2017 WorldECR Awards for the category of Young Practitioner of the Year. The WorldECR Awards recognize the high achievement of export controls and sanctions professionals. Lindsey has been a valuable asset to the JLF team since she joined the firm in 2013. Congratulations, Lindsey!

Trade-Related News in a Flash 7.21.17

July 21, 2017

Subject: First Round of NAFTA Negotiations Scheduled to Begin Aug. 16th ; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems; Enforcement; and Events & Opportunities. View Mailer→

First Round of NAFTA Negotiations Scheduled to Begin Aug. 16th

July 20, 2017

Following publication of a “detailed and comprehensive summary” of the Trump administration’s negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) confirmed that the first round of NAFTA negotiations will take place in Washington D.C., Aug. 16-20, 2017.  John Melle, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, will serve as Chief Negotiator for the NAFTA negotiations.

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - New updates re: Iran, Cuba, NAFTA, BIS, and more!

July 20, 2017

This newsletter features five articles entitled, "BIS Implements 2016 MTCR Changes," "Trump Administration: Iran’s ‘Positive Contributions’ under Nuclear Deal Undercut by Other Malign Activities," "New Shift in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba," "White House Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period, and "Trump Administration Announces NAFTA Negotiating Objectives, First Round of Negotiations." Read More→

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

July 18, 2017

Today, the Trump administration announced new Iran-related sanctions on 18 entities and individuals for supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program, Iran’s military, or Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), or for transnational criminal activity. Read More→

Trump Administration Releases Summary of NAFTA Renegotiating Objectives

July 18, 2017

Yesterday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a “detailed and comprehensive summary” of the Trump administration’s negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA, as required to commence negotiations as early as August 16th.  These objectives address trade balances, tariffs, rules of origin, trade facilitation, digital trade, labor and environment obligations, subsidies, market access, market-distorting practices, intellectual property, trade remedies, and several other areas.  The administration stated that the renegotiated agreement will give American “farmers, ranchers, service providers, and other businesses new opportunities to grow their exports and reclaim American prosperity.”

Trade-Related News in a Flash 7.14.17

July 14, 2017

Subject: Trump Administration Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems; New AD/CVD Orders; and Events & Opportunities. View Mailer→

Trump Administration Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period

July 12, 2017

Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that extended the review period for determining whether comprehensive sanctions on Sudan will be permanently revoked.  EO 13761 (which was issued by former President Obama on Jan. 13, 2017) gave rise to the suspension of these sanctions and set forth criteria for their permanent revocation following a review period which was set to terminate today. Read More→

Upcoming Events

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

Event List
  • JUL26 Port of Houston Appreciation Luncheon (Houston, TX)

    Join the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce for the Port of Houston Appreciation Luncheon, which will include a keynote speech from Roger Guenther (Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority) and a wealth of information involving strategies business owners can implement when conducting international business. Other event details can be found here. Register→

  • AUG24 Jamie Joiner to Speak at 2017 Texas Customs Brokers & Forwarders Conference (Galveston, TX)

    Jamie Joiner is set to discuss the new administration’s impact on free trade and to provide an update on U.S. sanctions (including sanctions on Cuba, Iran, and Russia), at the 2017 Texas Customs Brokers & Forwarders Conference. The conference is intended to bring valuable educational programming to the brokerage and forwarder community, while creating a business casual atmosphere mixed with just the right amount of fun! Joiner Law Firm is a proud sponsor of the conference, which will be held this year at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX. Please stop by and visit our exhibitor booth! Register→

  • AUG26 GHP 2017 Soiree (Houston, TX)

    Come mingle with Houston’s dignitaries and business luminaries at the Greater Houston Partnership’s 2017 Soiree. This year's theme, Houston and Beyond, celebrates Houston's history with space exploration, the diversity of its global industries, and its acknowledged status as a dynamic city moving beyond barriers. Register→

  • SEP20 JLF Attorneys to Present at Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference (Houston, TX)

    At this year’s conference, Jamie Joiner will discuss several important trade-related topics, including key recent Customs cases, rulings, and regulatory changes that every import compliance manager should be aware of; the latest 2017 guidance from BIS and DOJ on the government’s expectations for U.S. export control and sanctions compliance programs; the use of ACE export data to monitor exporters’ compliance; and the importance of a post export audit process in compliance programs. JLF attorneys, Mike Wilson and Lindsey Roskopf, will present on balancing deemed export compliance obligations with anti-discrimination laws. Joiner Law Firm is a proud sponsor of this advanced-level trade compliance conference. Register→