J. Brock McClane, ILS Chair 2008-9

It was great seeing all who attended the receptions, committee meetings, luncheon and executive council meeting in Boca Raton last Thursday and Friday. All events were well attended and the meetings productive. I am excited to see the momentum already there so that we don’t delay in executing our ambitious goals for the upcoming retreat, this year’s international litigation seminar, the expanded Vis Moot Precompetition in Orlando, the second annual international transactions seminar and our sponsored legislation. As a reminder, committee meetings and executive council meetings are open to all members of the international law section. If you are interested in taking part or just sitting in, you are Read more

What do Floss, Bedpans and Pacemakers Have in Common?

By Jennifer Diaz

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Who knew dental floss was a medical device regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? What about contact lenses, tongue depressors, or bedpans? How about pacemakers? You guessed it, they all are!

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U.S. Census Bureau to Rule on AES Filings

By Peter A. Quinter and Caleb W. Sullivan

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The U.S. Census Bureau is reportedly close to issuing a Final Rule which shall require the mandatory filing of export information through the Automated Export System (“AES”) for all shipments where a Shipper’s Export Declaration (“SED”) is presently permitted. The Final Rule will entirely phase out the paper version of the SED (Form 7525-V), substantially increase penalties for untimely or inaccurately filed Electronic Export Information (“EEI”), and specify time frames within which EEI must be transmitted to the exporting carrier depending upon the mode of transportation. It will also provide for regulatory enforcement through three agencies including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Final Rule, through the amendment of many exiting regulations, will have broad ramifications for exporters, freight forwarders, and carriers. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the rule and its impact on the international trade community is absolutely essential.

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Laptop Searches By U.S. Customs

By Peter A. Quinter and Caleb W. Sullivan

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With increasing frequency, international business travelers are being confronted with the distinct possibility that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“U.S. Customs”) may seize and extensively examine the content of laptop devices routinely carried across international borders. Business travelers, concerned in large measure about the security and protection of proprietary and personal information stored on laptops and other electronic devices are complaining about the justification and intrusiveness of these searches. Not surprisingly, such developments have led to the filing of lawsuits in some jurisdictions as to whether or not U.S. Customs’ actions are constitutional and, if so, within the administrative authority of U.S. Customs.

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Florida Coastal Wins Jessup Super-Regional Competition

Florida Coastal School of Law wins the Jessup Super-Regional Moot Court Competition in Miami.

On February 24, 2008, Florida Coastal School of Law won the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition’s Southeast Super-Regional and earned the right to advance to the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. Coached by Professor Chris Roederer, the Florida Coastal team consists of oralists Valarie Linnen and Rick Lasseter, brief writers Rick Marshall and Marika Sevin, and team manager Coral Williams. Valarie Linnen received the Best Advocate Award in the finals and the team received the Fifth Best Brief Award.

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Treasurer’s Report on Upcoming Events, Updates, and More…

To the Members of The Florida Bar International Law Section:

 

Please review the Section Report prepared by Francisco Corrales, Treasurer, regarding upcoming events, updates and more…

The Section Reports on the following events and invites all to attend:

1. The Fifth Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference  The ILAC Conference is almost here! It will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

 

An invitation from Chair-Elect, Ed Davis:

Dear All:

We are on the verge of having our most successful ILAC seminar ever and would very much appreciate your attendance. I know that some of you are already attending and/or Read more

2006-2007 ILS Retreat Recommendations

The Florida Bar International Law Section Retreat (ILS Retreat) was held on Friday, January 19, 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Miami, Florida from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The following constitutes a summary of some of the most popular recommendations and/or ideas discussed at the ILS Retreat. In order to properly focus our attention and Read more