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International Trade and National Security Policy: 2019 Update

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Produced on October 15, 2019

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Although often discussed as separate considerations, international trade matters and national security policy naturally intersect, sometimes in unexpected ways for trade law practitioners. This has been particularly true during the Trump Administration. This program, taught by Laura Fraedrich and Lindsey Nelson of Jones Day, will explore the various considerations that tie together international trade and national security policy, with a focus on economic sanctions and recent developments under the current administration. 

The course will also review recent changes to the review of foreign direct investment by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Defense Security Service. Finally, the program will cover recent developments in tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration, particularly those relating to imports from China.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the interplay between international trade and national security
  2. Identify current trends and policies, and recent developments in these areas
  3. Analyze best practices for dealing with recent tariffs

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Faculty

Laura Fraedrich

Jones Day

For more than 20 years, Laura Fraedrich has been helping clients achieve their goals in complex international trade matters, including CFIUS, economic sanctions, export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. Clients in the energy, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, and transportation sectors have relied on Laura to handle their CFIUS filings.



Lindsey M. Nelson

Jones Day

Lindsey Nelson focuses her practice on advising clients regarding compliance with government regulations, with a particular concentration on compliance with international trade regulations. She represents individuals and public and private entities in all aspects of counseling and internal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Lindsey assists companies and organizations with compliance with the U.S. export controls, including the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Such compliance activities include determining and obtaining proper licenses, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in disclosures to and negotiations with relevant government agencies. Lindsey has significant experience drafting documents necessary for export control compliance and enforcement activities, including voluntary self-disclosures and responses to government inquiries, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, license applications, and compliance manuals. She also conducts training programs for clients on export control compliance.

In addition to her international trade work, Lindsey has represented government contractors in False Claims Act matters, including qui tam litigation, and other government contract regulatory matters. She also has experience advising clients with regard to other facets of international laws and regulations administered by the U.S. government, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).



Reviews

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William H.

Solid presentation.

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Catherine D.

These presenters were excellent. So timely. The speakers brought the law to life in this presentation.

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Louis D.

Excellent overview with informed speakers who spoke clearly on Export Controls and CFIUS

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Kerian B.

This presentation was literally updated as of a few days ago, which was fantastic!

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Kate C.

Very informative!

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Alastair D.

Great slides. I appreciate all the citations, lists, and the up to date examples.

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Laticia A.

Definitely timely & relevant.

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