Don’t miss your chance to attend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2015 East Coast Trade Symposium that will be held from November 4th-5th, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
This year’s symposium, Transforming Global Trade, features presentations by distinguished guests, like CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske and CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, whom will deliver the keynote addresses.
The agenda for the two-day event is action packed as always, full of presentations, keynote addresses, and break-out sessions (in addition to terrific networking). Topics this year will include: Continue Reading
Whether you’re a new business that wants to connect with import and export experts, or an existing business that wants to expand its activity across the globe, you do not want to miss the Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (“FITCE”).
FITCE is a five-day event that is held October 12th to 16th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. World leaders, high level networking, business opportunities and expert panelists are just some of the reasons to attend FITCE. Continue Reading
largest groups of attendees to discuss compliance with the FDA, and how to resolve typical FDA and CBP issues.
I’m thrilled to say I’m speaking again this year. My topic is “How to Effectively Resolve Typical U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Issues for Medical Devices”.
In June alone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused the importation of over 200 different shipments of Cosmetics from 22 different countries.The two main reasons the FDA cited in refusing entry of cosmetic products were:
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will now reestablish diplomatic ties and reopen embassies in their respective capitals. The announcement comes just one month after the Secretary of State removed Cuba from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list. Although it would take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo, reopening embassies is another brick in the foundation of normalizing trade relations. With the new embassies opening in July, there will be greater contact between the US and the Cuban people which will ultimately lead to a change in the US’s attitude towards the trade embargo.
On Monday, President Obama signed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) into law. TPA, also known as the “fast track” bill, was seen as a crucial component in solidifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Although the re-authorization of TPA grants the President greater authority in his ability to negotiate and secure a trade deal–thus speeding up the TPP negotiation process–the TPP still has some tough negotiations ahead. However, the new authority Congress granted the President will now give him the power needed to ultimately conclude negotiations on the TPP.