The Ever-Changing International Trade Landscape
We are pleased to invite you to our Virtual Global Trade Conference. In lieu of our annual conference in Bellevue, WA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! The conference will be comprised of nine one-hour sessions over the course of three days. Please join us on July 13, 14 and 15 for any or all sessions.
Our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world will review the major developments impacting international trade. Please see full agenda below for the details and timing of each session. You may register for each session by clicking the Register for this session buttons in the agenda below.
CLE and CPE Credit
This program has been approved for a total of 9.0 general California CLE credits, 9.0 general Illinois CLE credits, 9.0 areas of professional practice New York CLE credits and 9.0 general Texas CLE credit. Participants requesting CLE for other states will receive Uniform CLE Certificates. Baker & McKenzie LLP is a California and Illinois CLE approved provider. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/18-12/11/21. This program is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted New York attorneys. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.<
**While CLE/CPE credit may be pre-approved in certain jurisdictions, final CLE/CPE accreditation approval is anticipated, but not guaranteed.
Approved for a total of 9.0 NASBA CPE credits under Business Law. Baker & McKenzie North America Tax Practice Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.
CCS, CES and MES Credit
This program has been approved for 9 hours of CCS/MCS/CES/MES credit (one hour per session).
|Panel Date and Time||Topics of Discussion||Speakers|
|July 13 | Day One|
|Overview & Trade Policy Landscape8:00 am – 9:00 am PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Globalization in an era of geopoliticsBiden Administration trade policy 6 months inCFIUS and international foreign investment regulation developmentsThe evolving foreign investment regime landscapeWorld Trade Organization: Prospects and Key PrioritiesAmerica’s Supply Chain Focus: Supply Chain Executive Order, ICTS Executive Order, NDAA s. 889 and Buy American initiatives||John Rood |
(Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy)
|Export Control Developments12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Emerging and foundational technologies: implementation of the mandate of the ECRANew military and military intelligence end-user/military end-use export control requirementsHuawei-specific “foreign direct product” rule and related licensing for 5GBIS Entity List proliferation and implicationsHong Kong: Update on the implications of the changed status of Hong KongEuropean and UK export control developments Implications of BREXIT and divergence of regulatory approaches and requirementsNew UK guidance on technology exports, cloud computing and remote accessEncryption amendments and Wassenaar Amendments implementation||Janet Kim|
Alison Stafford Powell
|Economic Sanctions3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Burma/MyanmarIran – Prospects for US rejoining the JCPOARussia Major new Russia-focused sanctions authorities for Specified Harmful Foreign ActivitiesNordStream IICBW sanctionsImplications of designation of the FSB as a NPWMD sanctioned partyEuropean sanctionsRussian responseVenezuelaBelarusEU/UK Sanctions developments and prospects post-BREXIT New UK global anti-corruption sanctions||Alison Stafford Powell|
|July 14 | Day Two|
|Spotlight on China Trade Developments – Part 18:00 am – 9:00 am PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Sanctions against China China-related Entity List SanctionsOFAC sanctions programs used against ChinaInvestment Restrictions in certain Chinese Military Companies – EO 13959 and EO 14032Hong Kong Autonomy Act implementationEuropean Union, UK sanctions against ChinaTrade compliance and ESG Risks and mitigation in China-related supply chains State Department AdvisoryCBP withhold release ordersModern Slavery and Human Trafficking LawsCalifornia Transparency in Supply Chains ActSection 307 of the Tariff Act and CAATSA provisions on North Korean laborSemiconductor and Advanced Packaging initiative (BIS)||Alison Stafford Powell|
Eunkyung Kim Shin
|Spotlight on China Trade Developments – Part 212:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Implementation of the Chinese export control lawMOFCOM’s new export control compliance program guidelinesChina’s Encryption Law and Announcement 63: import and export restrictionsMOFCOM’s Order No. 4: Implementing China’s Unreliable Entity List SystemMOFCOM’s “Blocking” Regulation: Rules on Counteracting Unjustified Extra-Territorial Application of Foreign Legislation and Other Measures and China’s response to US and foreign sanctionsImplementation of China’s National Security Law in Hong KongStatus and Prospects for the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement||John McKenzie|
Weng Keong Kok
|Import and Customs Developments3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Customs Valuation First sale and the CIT decision in U.S. v. MeyerTransfer pricing and customs valuation Section 301 Developments Challenge to China lists 3-4: HMTX case statusThe Ireland/Northern Ireland Border IssueUSTR product exclusion proceduresCountry of origin analysis (USMCA and “products of China” for section 301 purposes)Digital Services Tax Developments and Section 301 investigationsICTS – Developments Towards Protecting the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (EO 13873) and Protecting American’s Sensitive Data (EO 14034)||John McKenzie|
Alison Stafford Powell
|July 15 | Day Three|
|Export Control and Economic Sanctions Enforcement8:00 am – 9:00 am PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||Leading Cases: Lessons LearnedExport Control and Economic Sanctions Enforcement TrendsExpectations of Regulatory Authorities (DoJ, OFAC, OEE)Ransomware – Trade compliance and data privacy issues in ransomware attacksFocus on cryptocurrency and blockchain issues in sanctions compliance cases||Alison Stafford Powell|
|Trade Agreements Developments12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||USMCA: What we have learned in the past 18 monthsComprehensive Pacific Partnership: Prospects for U.S. participationThe challenge of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)Prospects for a US− UK Free Trade AgreementEuropean Union − UK Free Trade AgreementVarious UK trade agreement initiativesTranspacific Partnership (without the United States)||John McKenzie|
|Trade Developments – Rest of the World3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDTREGISTER FOR THIS SESSION||CanadaJapanASEANBrazilSouth Africa||John McKenzie|
Weng Keong Kok