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JLF is Part of One Team - One Dream with The Periwinkle Foundation

April 17, 2018

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.

Trade-Related News in a Flash 4.13.18

April 13, 2018

CBP Expands Definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer; CBP; Enforcement and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 4.6.18

April 6, 2018

USTR Releases Proposed Tariff List covering 1,300 Chinese Goods; General Updates; CBP; Enforcement and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

OFAC Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, Entities Following Issuance of CAATSA Report

April 6, 2018

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→

USTR Releases Proposed Tariff List covering 1,300 Chinese Goods

April 4, 2018

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.

BIS Implements Australia Group Changes

April 2, 2018

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.

Trade-Related News in a Flash 3.23.18

March 23, 2018

Trump Announces Proposed New Tariffs in Response to Chinese Unfair Trade Practices; General Updates; CBP; Enforcement and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

Client Alert: Trump Announces Proposed New Tariffs in Response to Chinese Unfair Trade Practices

March 22, 2018

President Trump recently announced a sweeping new trade action – which he called “the first of many” – to increase tariffs on Chinese goods as a result of unfair practices that may be harming U.S. intellectual property rights, innovation and technology development.  The United States Trade Representative (USTR) must publish within 15 days a proposed list of Chinese products and that will be subject to tariff increases.  According to a fact sheet, the list will include products from the aerospace, information and communication technology, and machinery industries.  After a public comment period, the USTR will publish a final product list with increased tariff amounts. Client Alert→

Upcoming Events

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

Event List
  • APR19-20 EXIM Annual Conference (Washington D.C.)

    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→

  • APR30-2 Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct (Kansas City, MO)

    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→

  • May2 Jamie Joiner to Present at the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America Annual Conference (Rancho Mirage, CA)

    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→

  • May9-11 U.S.-India Aviation Summit

    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 sdickerson@aaae.org.

  • JUL17 2018 U.S.-China Aviation Symposium (Beijing, China)

    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→

  • JUL31 Fourth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC) (Dallas, TX)

    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→