Commerce with Cuba: An Update on U.S. Laws


Re-Broadcast on August 5, 2016

Attorneys can expect to learn the current rules & regulations governing transactions with Cuba, including what travel to Cuba is authorized, what the latest BIS and OFAC regulations cover, and what future opportunities exist for growth in telecommunication, construction, and finance. The presentation will cover the latest exceptions to the Cuban Trade Embargo as they relate to business transactions in Cuba, particularly relevant for those U.S. companies with potential business opportunities in Cuba.

Key Topics:

  • Cuban travel, tourism, telecommunications, and internet business
  • Financial transactions and institutions
  • Establishing physical operations in Cuba
  • Education, humanitarian, and disaster relief projects

Date / Time: August 5, 2016

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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jdJennifer Diaz is a Board Certified International Attorney, professor and professional speaker, considered an expert in international law by the Florida Bar. She is proud to be part of an elite group of Board Certified International attorneys in Florida specializing in Customs and International trade law. She is results oriented and regularly assists clients with issues relating to the import and export of merchandise to and from the United States and expediting supply chains with robust pre-compliance programs.

Ms. Diaz is an expert in working with the many Federal agencies that regulate trade, including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

She handles issues relating to “pre-compliance” including ensuring compliance with federal government agencies prior to importation or exportation. She assists clients with intellectual property right (IPR) protection, including registration of trademarks and copyrights with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and thereafter, recordation with CBP. Ms. Diaz successfully assists clients in navigating and ensuring compliance with CBP laws and regulations. This includes proper assessment of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), compliant country of origin labeling, valuation and free trade agreement usage. She routinely requests Binding Rulings from CBP to assist her clients with all necessary pre-compliance needs to ensure the use and documentation of “reasonable care”.

She is passionate about assisting clients with successfully navigating CBP detentions, seizures, forfeitures, and mitigating of fines and penalties assessed by CBP. She has vast experience in assisting with responding to CBP Requests for Information (CBP Form 28), responding to Notices of Action (CBP Form 29), and submitting Protests to CBP. Ms. Diaz frequently assists companies in applying for and being accepted into the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, assisting with validations, as well as yearly updates and ongoing training.

She ensures companies are in compliance with FDA by reviewing product labeling, assisting with registration and any necessary pre-market approval requirements for food, cosmetic, over the counter drug, dietary supplements, alcohol, tobacco and medical device products. She specializes in assisting in mitigating the impact of enforcement actions by federal government agencies. She successfully handles FDA detentions, refusals, voluntary recalls, removal from FDA’s import alert list, and responses to warning letters and FDA 483 inspection observations.

Ms. Diaz is an adjunct Professor at Broward College teaching International Business Law and active in the community. She relishes in customizing personalized training to organizations and companies on topics of import and export compliance.

Customs and international trade law has been Ms. Diaz’s exclusive focus since law school. She practiced law at Becker & Poliakoff’s Customs and International trade department upongraduation. She also gained valuable experience as a Senior Associate with KPMG’s Trade and Customs practice in Miami working with Fortune 500 companies to develop large scale compliance programs for consumer products under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA); creating importer policy and procedure manuals and assisted importers with binding ruling request submissions. She chaired the Customs and International Trade department at Becker & Poliakoff for 3 years prior to starting her own law firm.

Bar Admissions
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Court Admissions
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• United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

• Nova Southeastern University, J.D.
• University of Miami, B.A.

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Section I. Cuba Update

Section II. Federal Agencies Involved

Section III. Summary of Changes

Section IV. Major Impacts to Business

Section V. What’s Legal Now

Section VI. Top Tips to Ensure Compliance