2015-May

Robert J. Becerra of Becerra Law, P.A., Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert inInternational Law, authored, “The Black Market Peso Exchange and the Small Exporter”, published in theWinter 2015 issue of the Florida Bar International Law Section’s magazine, “International Law Quarterly”.The article examines the Black Market Peso Exchange and other informal value transfer systems, as theyrelate to trade-based money laundering and the small U.S. exporter. The article also discusses “red flags”for trade-based money laundering and how the U.S. exporter can get unwittingly involved in moneylaundering, including its civil and criminal consequences, through getting paid for its exports by wiretransfers from U.S.and international banks. The International Law Quarterly is the official publication ofthe Florida Bar International Law Section. The International Law Quarterly may be accessed online at http://internationallawsection.org/international-law-quarterly-winter-2015/.

Becerra  Appears  on  Panel at an Import/export Emerging Entrepreneurs Event Sponsored by Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF). 

 2015-March

On March 19, 2015, Robert J. Becerra, Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in International Law, appeared on a panel at an import/export Emerging Entrepreneurs event sponsored by Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF). The panel, conducted entirely in Spanish,  discussed different aspects of the import/export business for Hispanic entrepreneurs entering the market. Mr. Becerra discussed the legal issues presented when conducting import/export business.

The event was held at the Cleveland Clinic, in Weston, Florida, and was part of HUF’s comprehensive small business Emerging Entrepreneurs program, which was redesigned in 2012 and partnered with the experts of Broward SCORE to provide a comprehensive program based on Broward SCORE’s 5 Simple Steps model for starting and running a successful business.

Becerra Speaks on  Panel at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.  

2015- March 

On March 16, 2015, Robert J. Becerra, Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in International Law, appeared on a panel at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, entitled  “Advanced Seafood Safety and Compliance and Federal Regulators”.  The panel discussed the latest developments in seafood inspection, safety and enforcement. Members of the panel included federal regulators, laboratory representatives, and seafood importers.

Formerly known as the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is the largest seafood trade event in North America. The event attracts over 20,000 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment, and services. Attendees travel from more than 100 countries to do business at the exposition.

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