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Trade-Related News in a Flash 5.19.17

May 19, 2017

Subject: Trump Administration Notifies Congress of Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems; AD/CVD; Enforcements; and Events & Opportunities. View Mailer→

Jamie Joiner Discusses Recent Developments in U.S. Sanctions & Export Controls at HCBFFA Luncheon

May 18, 2017

On May 17th, Jamie Joiner spoke at the Houston Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarder Association’s (HCBFFA) monthly luncheon and provided an update on U.S. sanctions and export controls under the Trump administration. The event had a great turn-out and Jamie even got a chance to draw two prize winners in the monthly raffle. This month’s winners received two tickets to see the Doobie Brothers.

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - This issue includes info on the Russian sanctions, Belarus sanctions, and Aluminum and Steel Imports!

May 18, 2017

This newsletter features three articles entitled, "Treasury: No Waivers for Bypassing Russian Sanctions," "U.S. Continues Limited Sanctions Relief for Belarus," and "Trump Calls for Investigation into Steel, Aluminum Imports." Read More→

U.S. Sanctions More Syrian Individuals, Entities

May 16, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned five individuals and five entities in response to continued acts of violence by the Syrian government. According to the Treasury Department, these designated individuals and entities have provided support or services to the Government of Syria, or are owned, controlled by, or acting for sanctioned persons.

Trump Administration Reports Progress on '100-Day Plan' with China

May 10, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that China and the U.S. have made progress on their agreed-upon plan to tackle certain issues related to trade within 100 days of President Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi last month.  Specifically, the Treasury Department stated that the U.S. and China have reached a consensus in key areas including agricultural trade, financial services, investment, and energy. View Details→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 5.12.17

May 12, 2017

Subject: Trump Administration Reports Progress on '100-Day Plan' with China; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems; and Events & Opportunities. View Mailer→

Treasury: New Website Now Available to Track Federal Spending

May 9, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled a new website (Beta.USAspending.gov) that will allow the general public to track how federal tax dollars are spent. The website is designed to follow federal agency spending and to link that data to awards distributed by the government. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin confirmed that with the new website taxpayers will be able to track “nearly $4 trillion in government spending from Washington, D.C. directly into their communities and cities.”

Trade-Related News in a Flash 5.5.17

May 5, 2017

Subject: U.S. Continues Limited Sanctions Relief for Belarus; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems; AD/CVD; and Enforcement. View Mailer→

Upcoming Events

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

Event List
  • JUN15 Supply Chain Risks – Mitigating through Incoterms® and Insurance (Houston, TX)

    Join the Houston DEC for an Export University seminar that will include an overview of the Incoterms® 2010 rules critical to the sale of goods (both domestically and internationally), as well as a presentation on the relationship between Incoterms and Insurance, and how to prevent risks throughout the various stages of the supply chain.  Joiner Law Firm is a proud sponsor of Export University. For more information, please email exec@houstondec.org.

  • 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 attorney, Thomas Ludwig, 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→