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Part 1: How to Claim Preferential Tariff Treatment

Baker McKenzie experts from Canada, US and Mexico deliver a 75-minute session to understand the impact of the agreement from a customs perspective in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists discuss the agreement’s most pressing issues in the customs landscape, including changes in rules of origin, documentation requirements, advance rulings and verification procedures.

Part 2: How to Claim Preferential Tariff Treatment

Baker McKenzie experts from Canada, US and Mexico deliver a 60-minute session on a deeper dive into select key provisions of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), including changes to specific rules of origin in the automotive and textile sectors, chemicals and steel, among others. Speakers also cover practical impact of changes in the rules of origin and making sense of the USMCA in the context of other free trade agreements.

Part 3: Labor Rules & Trade Remedies

On this 60-minute webinar, Baker McKenzie experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada discuss how to prepare for enforcement under the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism (RRLM). The discussion covers how RRLM originated and how it will function, what it means for manufcturers in Mexico, and what sort of due diligence should be undertaken as we approach July 1 entry into force of the USMCA, among other topics.

 

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Paul Burns has over 30 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of international trade and commodity tax, including significant experience advising on Canadian customs and export control matters. For many years, he served as the Practice Group Coordinator of the International Commercial Practice Group in Baker & McKenzie’s Toronto office.

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Adriana has over twenty years of experience in customs and foreign trade matters. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2001, became National Partner in 2005 and a Principal in 2018. She has prior experience working as legal director of Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Safeguards in the Mexican Ministry of Economy where she participated in the negotiation of several free trade agreements (FTAs) and in the first dispute settlement resolution cases initiated by Mexico against the US under the NAFTA. Adriana has been ranked a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners at Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America as well as Legal 500 for ten consecutive years. She was an associate in our Guadalajara and Washington, D.C. offices and currently Heads the Firm’s North America International Commercial Practice Group in Mexico City.

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John Foote advises companies on policy, compliance and enforcement issues, with a particular emphasis on international trade. He regularly speaks and writes on issues relating to public policy and international trade.

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Eunkyung Kim Shin is an associate of Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group and the International Trade Compliance Sub-Practice Group in the Chicago office. Eunkyung advices clients on various regulatory compliance and trade issues, concentrating on the US export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic and trade sanctions, US customs and import laws, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and foreign anti-bribery laws.

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Quentin Vander Schueren is a member of Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group in Toronto. Quentin has broad experience advising clients on international trade law matters, including Canadian customs, trade remedies and export controls. Quentin is Chair of the International Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and is an Officer of the International Bar Association’s Trade and Customs Committee and North American Regional Forum.

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Liliana Hernandez-Salgado is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Mexico City office. Named a Rising Star in The Legal 500 2019 review, she counsels clients on matters related to labor and employment law. Liliana has 12 years' experience in providing domestic and cross-border strategic consulting as well as advice on employment and compensation matters. She has vast knowledge in areas of employment law associated with corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.

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Salvador Pasquel Villegas first joined Baker McKenzie in 1994 and became a partner in the Firm’s Mexico office in 2002. He is member of the North America Employment and Compensation Practice Group and Chair of the Mexico City Labour Practice. He has extensive experience advising on collective bargaining, strike call procedures, employment counseling in corporate restructures, labor policy planning related to acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, plant closings and redundancies. Executive compensation and employee benefits, pension funds, stock option plans, labor terminations and collective dismissals. Salvador has also represented Mexican employers before the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2003 and 2010.

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Kevin Coon acts as counsel, and as trusted and strategic adviser to government, corporate and not-for-profit organizations, on human resource, regulatory, compliance and risk management, with emphasis on international labour standards; corporate social responsibility; ethics; codes of conduct; due diligence; human rights; workplace investigations; occupational health and safety; collective bargaining; workplace harassment; positive employee relations; local and global labour relations; government relations. Mr. Coon is certified as a specialist in Labour Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been ranked as a leading management side labour and employment lawyer in Canada by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012 and recognized by Legal 500 2015 for labour and employment.