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Saudi Arabia PPP Update – Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme, Malaysian Economic Cooperation, and the New Saudi...

by King & Spalding on

King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud’s recently concluded 31-day trip to Asia saw Saudi Arabia and Malaysia sign a series of four memoranda of understanding (MOUs) relating to economic cooperation, trade, investment and human...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - April 2017

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United States and Japan May Discuss Trade Agreement - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has expressed a desire that ongoing economic dialogue between the United States and Japan include discussions on free trade and...more

President Trump Discusses Trade and Manufacturing in Speech to Congress

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On February 28, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress following an invitation from House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump’s remarks made significant references to trade and manufacturing,...more

National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017 Released

by King & Spalding on

On March 1, the President submitted his National Trade Policy Agenda (Agenda) for 2017 to Congress. Required by statute, the report includes a statement of U.S. trade policy objectives and priorities, actions proposed or...more

Does CETA provide a workable model for market access in the financial services industry?

by Hogan Lovells on

Does CETA provide a workable model for market access in the financial services industry? At the risk of spoiling the plot: no, not really. What does the industry mean when it says it wants market access?...more

Don’t Panic: Brexit and Your Business

Douglas Adams, the late British author, wrote that “Don’t Panic” was printed in large, friendly letters on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for two reasons: (i) the Guide looked insanely complicated to...more

USTR Releases President Trump’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017

by White & Case LLP on

On March 1, 2017, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the President's National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017, providing the Trump administration's first formal, written statement of its trade policy...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

by Alston & Bird on

As the Trump Administration considers revision of NAFTA and other trade agreements, both the White House and House Democrats have announced their visions for future U.S. trade agreements. Last week, White House...more

The Impact of the New Administration on International Trade and IP Rights

by Planet Depos, LLC on

As we finished out the first month of the New Year, President Donald Trump completed his first few weeks in the Oval Office. Critics and supporters alike watched and analyzed every move the new Commander in Chief made, while...more

Brexometer Survey - March 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK Government has set out a bold vision for a post-Brexit world: The UK as a global pivot; a strategic partnership with the EU; an enduring and perhaps an even more “special” relationship with the U.S. Please see...more

Uncertain Times Call for Cool Heads

by Hogan Lovells on

We live in changing times. In 2016, both the election of President Donald Trump and the Brexit vote caught many off guard. Already there’s nothing concrete about 2017 and looking even further ahead is fraught with...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

by Alston & Bird on

The President’s nascent trade policy has already drawn sharp rebukes from key trade partners that threaten the competitiveness of American exporters and investors. The refusal of the U.S. to endorse ...more

USDA Warns Canada-EU Trade Agreement Could Impact US Alcohol Beverage Exports

by McDermott Will & Emery on

US exporters of alcohol beverages to Canada will soon face stiffer competition from their European rivals. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is expected to come into force by June 1,...more

[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

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Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory...more

What does the entry into force of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) mean?

by Dentons on

After a vote in the European Parliament on February 15, 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (“CETA” or the “Agreement”) can enter into force as early as April 2017 for...more

Predicting the Unpredictable: Will Tariffs Under President Trump Cause a Trade War With China?

President Trump has stated that he would impose tariffs on imports from China ranging from ten to forty-five percent. Can he do it? And will it cause a trade war? The Effects of Increased Tariffs - In the 18th...more

The Timing and Tempo of "NAFTA Next" - Protecting And Promoting Your Interests During the NAFTA Renegotiation

by Dickinson Wright on

The United States Government (USG) likely will launch formal renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the end of March 2017. In a process fittingly described by the former real estate mogul turned...more

The Cart, The Horse, And The Ongoing Shift Of U.S. Trade Policy Under President Trump

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The “Trade Deals That Work For All Americans” page of the White House website proclaims a shift in U.S. trade policy away from “trade deals that put the interests of insiders and the Washington elite over the hard-working men...more

“Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

“We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S....more

Rx IP Update - February 2017

by Smart & Biggar on

Federal Court of Appeal rules on non-infringing alternatives and apportionment as defences to an accounting of profits from patent infringement - On February 2, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal released a...more

Trump Wants to “Tweak” NAFTA

by Cozen O'Connor on

After meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in early February, President Trump said he plans to “tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada. Before this announcement, it was unclear whether the...more

Who Will Bear the Brunt of a NAFTA Renegotiation?

by Varnum LLP on

President Trump's plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) give rise to a number of questions about the future of trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. While such a move might...more

Brexit: the ball is in which court?

by Hogan Lovells on

Brexit "will bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK". That is the assertion in the UK Government's Brexit White Paper¸ and it was the promise of the Leave campaign. But the reality is more complex. The...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The first four weeks of the Trump administration have brought a flurry of policy and regulatory activity through Executive Orders (EO), proposed new legislation and review of existing regulation. After eight years of the...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

by Alston & Bird on

President Trump has expressed his interest in accelerating the renegotiation of NAFTA, and expediting the timeline for such a process, faster than current statutory guidelines. It is unlikely, however, that the U.S. will be...more

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