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Northwest members of NODEC support event

Northwest Members of NODEC support event at Port of Toledo

May 30, 2024

Northwest members of NODEC support event at Port of Toledo. Pictured above are Yuki Fujiyama of U.S. Commercial Service Toledo, Thomas Winston – Port of Toledo, Paul Zito – RGP of Toledo, Paul Fudacz – Braumiller Law Group PLLC, Shannon Iverson – Taco John’s, Todd Hiser – Director, Northern Ohio U.S. Commercial Service, and Erica…

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PLIDCO awarded Global Business Leadership Award

PLIDCO awarded Global Business Leadership Award

May 21, 2024

PLIDCO awarded Global Business Leadership Award. Pictured above (L to R): John Senese of IBN, Todd Hiser of CS Cleveland, Kim Smith of PLIDCO, Jessica Hanes president of Rotary Club of Cleveland, and Dean Melissa Gruys of the College of Business at Cleveland State University. CS Cleveland Director Todd Hiser nominated and presented the Rotary…

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DEC Member wins prestigious President’s E Award!

May 14, 2024

DEC member Paul Zito and the Regional Growth Partnership of Northwest Ohio wins the prestigious President’s E Award! Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce honored 64 companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards recognizing their contributions to increasing U.S. exports. Created in 1961 by Executive Order of…

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Russia-Belarus Export Controls/Sanctions update

Russia-Belarus Export Controls/Sanctions Update

January 25, 2024

Courtesy of Northern Ohio DEC Member Jon Yormick of Yormick Law LLC Russia-Belarus Export Controls/Sanctions Update   Effective 23 January 2024, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published a Final Rule in the Federal Register that further expands the list of products that are subject to the Russian and…

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Congresswoman Kaptur celebrates re-opening of CS Toledo

Congresswoman Kaptur celebrates re-opening of CS Toledo

January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024, Toledo, OH – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) helped celebrate the re-opening of the Toledo office of the US Commercial Service by presenting Director Yuki Fujiyama with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.

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Firearms Export Control Pause & Review

Firearms Export Control Pause & Review

October 27, 2023

Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is pausing for approximately 90 days the issuance of new export licenses involving certain firearms, related components, and ammunition

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2023 President's "E" Award

The President’s “E” Award

October 23, 2023

Accepting Applications November 1, 2023 – January 19, 2024What is the “E” Award?This prestigious award was created in 1961 by Executive Order of the President to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations that contribute significantly to increasing United States exports. The President’s “E Star” Award affords continuing recognition of noteworthy export promotion efforts.…

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State Issues New China Travel Advisory

State Department Issues New China Travel Advisory

June 30, 2023

State Department issues new China Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to Mainland China due to the arbitrary enforcement of local laws, including in relation to exit bans, and the risk of wrongful detentions. Exercise increased caution when traveling to the Hong Kong SAR due to the arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Reconsider travel to the Macau…

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Implementation of Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Refinements to Existing Controls

Implementation of Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Refinements to Existing Controls

June 2, 2023

Implementation of Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Refinements to Existing Controls In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) ongoing aggression against Ukraine, as substantially enabled by Belarus, the Department of Commerce is strengthening its existing sanctions under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) against Russia and Belarus, including…

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Implementation of Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Refinements to Existing Controls

US company pleads guilty in scheme to violate the export control act!

January 19, 2023

US company pleads guilty in scheme to violate the export control act! Chemicals manufactured or distributed in Rhode Island were earmarked to be exported to a company with ties to the Chinese military Tao Jiang, the president and owner of Broad Tech System, Inc., a California-based electronics distribution company, today admitted to a federal judge…

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