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What Comes Next: A Post-Election Analysis of International Trade

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Produced on December 20, 2016

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Course Description

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. 


Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand how the United States enters into and withdraws from trade agreements and the potential impact if the United States withdraws from NAFTA
  2. Identify various trade remedies laws and how they might be used aggressively to target perceived unfair trade
  3. Explore the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and how that role might change in the Trump Administration
  4. Learn about economic sanctions, including recent changes to the Iran, Cuba and Russia sanctions programs and how executive orders might be used to undo the recent changes
  5. Understand how the Trump Administration might take steps to prioritize national security
  6. Discuss potential international reactions to the Trump Administration's proposals



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Faculty

D. Grayson Yeargin

Jones Day

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

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.



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Marvin S.

good

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Cullen M.

Well organized and clear presentation.

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Glen I.

This is very well presented.

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Kevin O.

Good Presentation

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Anna G.

Wonderful topics &knowledgeable speakers.

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Catherine H.

thanks!

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Phil S.

Very knowledgeable folks and excellent presenters.

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Benjamin S.

Thank you!

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Brian O.

They did a nice job.

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Patrick O.

Remarkable current!

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Kushal M.

lecture spanned a huge subject matter base - but I could tell the faculty were super-competent

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greg s.

very practical advice

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Lori W.

Good overview of the issues.

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Lynn D.

Very interesting; very well presented.

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Jenik R.

good overview, but conceptually done. shows how complex this area of the law has become.

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