2017 International Trade and Global Compliance Seminar

Events / Thursday, April 6, 2017
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CDT

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77024

BakerHostetler is pleased to invite you to its annual International Trade and Global Compliance Seminar on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT in Houston, Texas.

This seminar focuses on recent trade and compliance issues facing the energy, healthcare, aerospace and defense, real estate, technology, telecommunications, financial, transportation, logistics and manufacturing industries arising from the new legal terrain under President Trump. The agenda will include:

Customs Enforcement and Import Controls Update

This will be a discussion of the trade policy of the Trump administration, including a focus on asserting U.S. sovereignty and addressing unfair trade practices while opening foreign markets and increasing trade facilitation. The discussion will touch on recently released executive orders, the expansion of preferential treatment for certain imports, and the status of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This program also will cover proposed regulations that would narrow the Jones Act’s vessel equipment exception.

Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Export Controls / CFIUS Update

This program will offer an overview of pertinent economic sanctions regimes, what changes may arise to U.S. sanctions under the Trump administration, and trends in enforcement. The discussion will include guidance regarding the transition of certain items from the USML to the CCL and an outlook on continued progress related to Export Control Reform. The program also will provide an update on recent actions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. and likely trends going forward.

Legislative Update

A presentation developed by former U.S. Rep. Michael Ferguson, now a Senior Advisor and leader of the Federal Policy team at BakerHostetler, providing an insider’s view of Washington and what we can expect from Congress and the White House during the next four years. Ferguson served for nearly a decade in Congress and held leadership roles on key policy initiatives that ranged from healthcare to financial services, with an eye toward advocating for legislative solutions that removed regulatory roadblocks to innovation.

Client Roundtable: Planning for an Uncertain Future

This roundtable will feature client representatives working in compliance and government affairs to provide insight on how their businesses are preparing for a changing landscape in an uncertain climate.

The full program agenda is available here.

Texas CLE Credit: 3 hours of CLE credit have been approved for this seminar.

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For questions, please contact Courtney Daniel at 713.276.1696.

BakerHostetler values its longstanding relationship with the international trade compliance community in Houston, the Gulf Coast region and across the U.S. The primary objective of the International Trade and Global Compliance Seminar is to provide our clients and friends with accurate and up-to-date information about the latest developments and future trends regarding issues of significance to compliance practitioners. We sincerely hope you will join us in April.