| Trade Embargoes and Sanctions

Trade Embargoes and Sanctions

OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) heads the United States sanctions compliance program. As a part of the U.S. Treasury Department, they take a risk based approach in the search for red flags raised by an industry or nation. Besides their Specially Designated Nationals (SDN list) and Blocked Persons list, OFAC sanctions affect various entities.[…]

How We Use AI at Reidel Law Firm

There’s no doubt that lawyers and law firms which have embraced AI and legal tech are ahead of the curve. If you’re looking for an efficient way to run your business, work with lawyers and law firms who are using AI to their advantage. At Reidel Law Firm, we’ve been using AI for franchise agreement[…] | Country of Origin Labels

Country of Origin Labels

What Are Country of Origin Labels and What Do They Mean for Consumers? These are labels that indicate the country where a product was made. They are intended to help consumers make informed choices about the goods they purchase. There are several different types of country of origin labeling systems, but the most common is[…] | What are Red Flagged Countries?

What are Red Flagged Countries?

The term is not a definite legal one but often comes up in discussions about export regulations and sanctions. Since it’s often used, it’s helpful to describe the important aspects surrounding these countries and civil penalties. Sanctions are typically imposed in response to the actions of the target country, which are deemed to be a[…] | How To Meet Rules of the Sky for Aircraft Exports

How To Meet Rules of the Sky for Aircraft Exports

Sanctions have a secondary effect on those doing business with the country in question.   If Russia is one place you operate, you’ve likely noticed this in your dealing with civil aircraft sales. The United States is one of the largest exporters of aircrafts, distantly followed by France.  Although larger players like Boeing will still take[…] | What To Do When Export Detentions Negatively Affect Your Wallet

What To Do When Export Detentions Negatively Affect Your Wallet

Scratching his head, Leon scanned the official looking document before him. One bolded word stood out.  Detention. Can you relate? Free time has come and gone.  Now you’re the recipient of export detentions which are costing you precious time and money. Understanding your dilemma, we want to offer you a way to earn a resolution.[…] | Simple Steps To Follow When CBP Seizures Occur

Simple Steps To Follow When CBP Seizures Occur

Your marketing and sales departments are ready to promote the imports you’re expecting.   There’s only one problem, the shipment never showed up at your warehouse! After it arrived, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained the items and held them at a Centralized Examination Station.  A short phone call from their office 30 days later[…]