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The Necessity of Obtaining an Export License

Why apply to the U.S. Department of Commerce for an export license? There are many restrictions on exports, including the destination country and materials that can be exported. Exporting certain materials or to certain countries or entities can lead to criminal prosecution. Last week an Iranian national was sentenced to just over four years in...

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USCIS Expands Self Check System to Spanish

USCIS Expands Self Check System to Spanish: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded its Self-Check system. The USCIS started its Self-Check system in March 2011 in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Self-Check system is an online system offered through E-Verify. E-Verify allows participating employers to check...

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Great Foreign Investments in the US and Florida

Great Foreign Investments in the US and Florida: A foreign investor in the United States enjoys the same flexibility in financial arrangements as U.S. citizens: • There is no need to obtain formal approval from governmental authorities to set up a company. • Foreign exchange controls are generally absent. • The foreign-owned company may freely...

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Northeast Florida Foreign Trade Zone Expanded

Northeast Florida Foreign Trade Zone Expanded: “JaxPort on Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Commerce and its Foreign Trade Zone Board approved the port authority’s application for a zone that covers Duval, Nassau, Clay, Baker and Columbia counties. Deborah Lofberg, who oversees the foreign trade zone for JaxPort stated that “the designation is based on...

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JAX Commercial Harbor to be Florida’s Biggest

JAX Commercial Harbor to be Florida’s Biggest: The Port of Jacksonville aims to increase the number of containers it handles by 25 percent by 2012, and challenge Miami as Florida’s top port, despite forecasts of a slowdown in international trade growth. More customers will move their cargo through Jacksonville instead of other Southeast ports, such...