Insight on Russian Trade Sanctions

Experts Weigh In on Crushing Russian Trade Sanctions. Insight has been provided by members and international trade experts, Jo-Anne Daniels and Rosemary Coates. The full extent of economic and trade sanctions against Russia are yet to be seen. However devasting they may be, for Russia and its population, does not compare with the death Read more about Insight on Russian Trade Sanctions[…]

FEWA – Member Spotlight

THE FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS Member Spotlight – Jo-Anne Daniels, Licensed Customs Broker Jo-Anne Daniels has experience in transportation and travel, including logistics practices; service provider professional standards; and trucking. Her legal background includes litigation support and global trade compliance. Daniels is experienced in many areas, including: International trade, transportation and logistics; case examination, expert witness Read more about FEWA – Member Spotlight[…]

Supply Chain Solutions to the Supply Chain Crisis

The daily news has highlighted the bottleneck at U.S. ocean ports, especially the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, where 40% of products arrive from Asia. At an industry function in November of 2021, Ron Brown, the Port of Oakland Maritime and Commodities Representative, shared his perspective regarding the backlogs at the ports and said the Read more about Supply Chain Solutions to the Supply Chain Crisis[…]

Forced Labor

Customs & Border Protection (CBP) detained 1,469 shipments of merchandise from October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, according to the CBP Forced Labor Statistics report, published September 30, 2021. The reason CBP detained the imports is to prevent merchandise, produced in whole or in part in a foreign country, using forced labor from entering Read more about Forced Labor[…]

USMCA: The Risks and Benefits

Jo-Anne Daniels discusses the changes at hand and what impact it will have on businesses and trade . On 1 July 2020, The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) became effective, where previously the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requirements were in effect. USMCA made several key regulatory changes as opposed to the NAFTA, it aims Read more about USMCA: The Risks and Benefits[…]

USMCA White Paper

USMCA made several key regulatory changes as compared to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that affect compliance and liability. Learning to navigate and master these new provisions are the key to complying with the regulations, minimizing liability for non-compliance, and succeeding in global trade.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented the new rules Read more about USMCA White Paper[…]

USMCA Agreement

The three leaders of the USMCA agreement, President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, signed the USMCA agreement in late 2018, however, each country’s legislature was required to approve the changes before the agreement was entered into force. Canada was the final country to ratify the agreement March Read more about USMCA Agreement[…]

Brexit 2020

The UK left the EU  and the key takeaway is that the UK entered into a transition period  ending December 31, 2020.  Until that time, EU law will remain in force in the UK. There  are no changes to the export licensing framework during this time. According to the U government,  “traders in the EU Read more about Brexit 2020[…]