BakerHostetler's 2022 International Trade and Global Compliance Seminar

Events / October 25, 2022
1 p.m. Program | 5:30 p.m. Reception

811 Main Street, Floor 11
Houston, Texas 77002-6111

The program will be available via live stream for those who cannot attend in person.

Full Agenda

Understanding and Complying with the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act (UFLPA)

In June of this year, U.S. Customs & Border Protection began applying the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which presumes that some imports from China are used with forced labor and prohibited from entry into the United States. Find out how the UFLPA affects your supply chain and how to mitigate the risk of goods from China being detained.

  • Matt Caligur, Office Managing Partner – Houston
  • Tung Nguyen, Associate – Washington, D.C.

Trade and Investment Policy -- What’s on the Horizon?

Former government officials discuss developments in trade and investment policies, including what to expect from proposed legislation to restrict U.S. companies’ outbound investments and technology sharing outside of the United States; new trade-related environment policies that will impact the energy sector; and the potential impact of the upcoming mid-term elections. Our panel weighs the policy benefits and protectionist interests of these new trade and investment proposals and policies as well as the expected impact on industry.

  • Ron Baumgarten, Of Counsel, former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative – Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Jansen, Counsel, former CFIUS Mitigation Compliance Counsel at the Department of Defense and General Counsel/Legal Advisor at the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps – Washington, D.C.

Foreign Investment Reviews: CFIUS’s Expanding National Security and Enforcement Mandate

Today, more than ever, U.S. and foreign persons must understand when an investment into a U.S. business is subject to CFIUS jurisdiction and what national security risks CFIUS might identify in connection with a transaction. This panel will address how to determine whether filing with CFIUS is mandatory or advisable, growing CFIUS authorities and missions, and CFIUS jurisdiction to review past foreign investments into or acquisition of a company.

  • Melissa Mannino, Partner and Former Chief Enforcement and Litigation, Office of Chief Counsel for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce – Washington, DC
  • Orga Cadet, Associate – Washington, DC

U.S. Customs: Changes to Substantial Transformation Rules and Prior Disclosures

Find out how courts are changing (again) the way to look at substantial transformation rules for imported goods, even as CBP quietly adopts policies making it more difficult to complete prior disclosures for country of origin or other customs violations.

  • Mike Snarr, Co-Chair, International Trade and National Security, Partner – Washington, D.C.
  • James Perry, Associate – Houston

Ukraine-Russia Sanctions and Export Controls – Enduring Challenges and Best Practices for Compliance

This year has seen an unprecedented multilateral increase in sanctions and export controls impacting trade and transactions with Russia. Our speakers will provide tips on how to stay abreast of regulatory developments, evaluate potential transactions for sanctions and export control risks, and establish nimble compliance policies and procedures that enable you to respond quickly to new developments.

  • Barbara Linney, Co-Chair, International Trade and National Security – Washington, D.C.
  • Lana Muranovic, Co-Chair, Aerospace and Defense Industry Team – Houston