According to a recent memorandum drafted by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, which solidifies statements made during the campaign, the incoming Trump Administration will begin reshaping U.S. trade policy on President-elect Trump’s first day in office. The memorandum provides a rough outline of President-elect Trump’s five main trade policy principles that he will pursue during the first 200 days of his presidency, which include: (i) renegotiating or withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”); (ii) stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”); (iii) stopping unfair imports; (iv) ending unfair trade practices; and (v) pursuing bilateral trade deals. In addition, President-Elect Trump and Republican leadership have identified U.S. sanctions and national security as central issues for the next administration. From proposing a sweeping rollback of the recent easing of sanctions involving Iran and Cuba to emphasizing the need to crack down on those who pose a threat to U.S. national interests, the incoming Trump Administration is poised to make potentially significant changes in these areas.
This Course examines whether and to what extent the Trump Administration may be able to accomplish President-elect Trump’s U.S. trade policy goals and the associated implications for U.S. international trade and foreign direct investment review.
The Course will discuss: 1) NAFTA and trade agreements, 2) Trade and import enforcement, 3) the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, 4) Economic Sanctions, and 5) Regulations concerning export controls, arms sales, and related issues.
Grayson Yeargin concentrates his practice on assisting clients with compliance with government requirements and guiding them through government investigations. He represents government contractors, companies in the private sphere, and individuals involved in disputes with the government.
A significant portion of Grayson's practice involves representing and advising clients concerning economic sanctions and export controls. He has extensive experience in assisting companies with compliance with the sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and anti-boycott laws. He also assists clients with other aspects of international compliance, including issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), deals involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and determinations concerning Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI).
Grayson also provides regulatory and dispute resolution advice to companies concerning government contracts issues. He assists clients with False Claims Act (FCA) matters (including qui tam litigation), laws governing false statements and fraud, inquiries into bidding practices and contract negotiation, suspension and debarment issues, compliance counseling, disclosures, and litigation with the federal government. He also advises national security and defense companies on the legal and regulatory compliance requirements that arise in those industries, with a particular focus on information security.
Grayson's practice includes enforcement and compliance elements. He assists clients in conducting internal investigation, assessing disclosure issues, working with government agencies to resolve disputes, and defending matters in litigation. He also helps clients develop compliance programs, institute corrective actions when problems arise, and work through regulatory issues.
Laura Fraedrich represents clients in a broad range of export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. She advises and represents clients with export control matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Laura also represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Her trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. Laura's antidumping and countervailing duty experience extends to all areas of such proceedings at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, scope inquiry proceedings, and changed circumstances reviews as well as NAFTA panel reviews. She also assists companies in evaluating whether to seek clearance for foreign acquisitions in the United States and prepares joint notifications to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. In addition, she counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and represents their interests before U.S. enforcement agencies.
Laura is a member of the board of directors and a contributor to Kluwer Law International's Global Trade and Customs Journal. She has written extensively on U.S. sanctions and export controls as well as other international trade topics. Laura, along with other members of the Firm's International Trade & National Security group, is a member of the Aerospace Industries of America.
Well organized and clear presentation.
This is very well presented.
Wonderful topics &knowledgeable speakers.
Very knowledgeable folks and excellent presenters.
They did a nice job.
lecture spanned a huge subject matter base - but I could tell the faculty were super-competent
very practical advice
Good overview of the issues.
Very interesting; very well presented.
good overview, but conceptually done. shows how complex this area of the law has become.
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