As the first year of the Biden Administration comes to a close, the US government has continued to use sanctions and other trade tools to target Chinese companies, citing national security, alleged human rights violations, and a range of other policy reasons for its actions. Dozens of Chinese companies have been added to various US trade blacklists, with negative and often far-reaching impacts. Moreover, the negative ramifications may go beyond the listed companies and extend to other Chinese companies involved in cross-border businesses. Chinese companies may find themselves in a reactive posture, unclear of the reasons why they are being targeted whether they could be the next target, the possibility of de-listing once targeted, or how to engage with the US government. We fully expect that the trend of targeting Chinese companies will continue. Chinese companies should be proactive about understanding and addressing these risks.
Baker McKenzie FenXun invites you to a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, 15 February 2022, where our trade compliance and litigation experts from China and the United States will provide practical tips and insights into:
- the various US trade blacklists and other tools used by the US government to target Chinese companies, such as: US Commerce Department’s Entity List, the US Treasury Department’s the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, Withhold Release Orders issued by US Customs and Border Protection, investment sanctions targeting so-called Chinese Military-Industrial Complex companies, export controls on Chinese military end-users, etc.
- the US government’s policy reasons and processes for adding companies to the blacklists
- available processes for de-listings
- compliance steps to minimize the risks of being targeted
- possible litigation options and considerations
Speakers: Frank Pan (Senior Counsel, FenXun Partners), Kerry Contini (Washington, DC), Alison Stafford-Powell (Palo Alto), Jennifer Semko (Washington, DC), Eunkyung Kim Shin (Chicago)
Registration is required and the seats are limited. To reserve a spot today at our event, please click on the RSVP button.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
San Francisco 17:00 (14 February)
Chicago 19:00 (14 February)
New York 20:00 (14 February)
The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Chinese.
Continuing Legal Education
An application was made for US CLE (California and New York) credits. More information to follow.
Admission is complimentary. Registration is required. To register, please click the button below.
T:+86 21 6105 8519
* The Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation is the world’s leading China legal platform, delivering integrated international and PRC legal services. Established in April 2015 in the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone, it is the first that has been approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau. For both Baker McKenzie and FenXun Partners, the Joint Operation is a historic step in providing clients with a joint global and local PRC law capacity from one single and uniquely aligned platform.
** Frank Pan is a senior counsel of FenXun Partners, which is a premier Chinese law firm. FenXun established a joint operation office with Baker McKenzie in China as Baker McKenzie FenXun, which was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015.