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NAFTA Renegotiation Starting - Companies Doing Business in the United States, Canada, and Mexico Should Take Notice

by Hogan Lovells on

On May 18, 2017, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress of the Trump Administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. The...more

Business Litigation Report - April 2017

Renegotiation of, or Withdrawal from, NAFTA: Context and Possible Consequences - (“NAFTA”) is a trade agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States that came into force on January 1, 1994. Its goal was to...more

How Should Businesses Prepare for the Second 100 Days of the Trump Administration?

by Baker Donelson on

Baker Donelson's Trade and Compliance attorneys are pleased to introduce a quarterly series of client alerts that address how trade and compliance matters in the new Administration could affect your business, as well as how...more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - May 5, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 7

by Clark Hill PLC on

Spending Bill: The U.S. Senate cleared legislation to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, sending it to President Trump for his signature. The vote was 79-18 on H.R. 244, which provides $1.1t in base...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days: How Were the First 100 Days for Trade?

by Alston & Bird on

As the Trump presidency’s first 100 days came to an end on April 29, some initial promises on trade were carried out (such as withdrawing from the TPP), and others were not (such as labeling China as a currency...more

One Belt One Road in 2017: Continuing the Momentum

by DLA Piper on

In 2013, the Chinese Government first initiated the "One Belt One Road" development strategy and framework; an initiative that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries along both the land-based "Silk Road...more

Renegotiation of, or Withdrawal from, NAFTA: Context and Possible Consequences

(“NAFTA”) is a trade agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States that came into force on January 1, 1994. Its goal was to eliminate barriers to trade and investment, creating one of the largest free trade zones....more

Are Too Many Eggs in One Basket?

by Ruder Ware on

In the last two weeks, 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers were notified by their dairy that it could not accept their milk. The dairy and its farmer suppliers are caught in a U.S.-Canada trade dispute over “ultra-filtered” milk....more

President Trump Discusses Trade and Manufacturing in Speech to Congress

by King & Spalding on

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

The Administration's 2017 Agriculture Agenda

by Bryan Cave on

The American Heartland largely carried the 2016 Presidential Election for Donald Trump. The Trump campaign reached out to and appealed to farmers and agricultural communities, promising a resurgence in U.S. farming. However,...more

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

As the Trump presidency completes its first 10 weeks, the administration is celebrating big wins on the regulatory reform front while nursing some wounds from a major defeat on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable...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

Norm Coleman: A Business-like Approach To Politics

by Hogan Lovells on

The links between business and politics are legion. If anything, they’re getting more pronounced. The path between the boardroom and public office is well-trodden. People look at the contents of their pockets before...more

Trade a Key Issue in Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s and Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau’s Visits to the United States

by King & Spalding on

In February, the prime ministers of Japan and Canada visited Washington and met with President Trump. Trade was a key issue in both meetings....more

New Policy Agenda Highlights President Trump's Approach to Global Trade

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Trump administration released a report to Congress on March 1, 2017 outlining details of the president’s “America First” trade policy. The report represents a drastic shift in the U.S. approach to global trade practices...more

Trump Administration’s First Major Statement On Foreign Trade Affects Agriculture

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On March 1, 2017, President Donald Trump released his first major policy statement on U.S. foreign trade relations. Issued through the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), a part of the Executive Office of the...more

The Administration’s 2017 Trade Agenda

by Bryan Cave on

In this post-election period of sharp partisan division, perhaps no issue unites both the Republican and Democratic bases like opposition to recent U.S. trade policy. President Trump campaigned hard on the notion that...more

Trump’s Trade Policy–Not as Protectionist as You May Think

by Baker Donelson on

I was fortunate enough to be on a panel last week with four foreign government representatives to discuss trade. The meeting was informative and I thought I would share my take-aways. My conclusion is that Trump’s trade...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

Key Takeaways: Inside the White House and Capitol Hill — The Impact of a New Administration on Global Markets

On January 25, 2017, Skadden hosted a panel discussion at the London Stock Exchange on the potential policy direction of the Trump administration. The panel touched on tax reform, trade agreements, inbound and outbound U.S....more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

A Smooth Patch in a Rough Road? Governmental Transition and Intellectual Property - Whenever a new Congress convenes, some IP issues come to the fore while others take a back seat. Transition to a new administration in...more

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Economic sanctions and trade

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Focus on the US - Trade - International trade was a significant issue during the presidential campaign and one which President Trump returned to often on the trail. First, he promised that trade agreements would...more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional: Enero - Información con Énfasis en la Regulación Comercial y de Arbitraje Internacional

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Durante el mes de Enero destacan los siguientes temas: Acceso, Compras, Propiedad Intelectual, Comercio, Inversión, Solución de Diferencias, Competencia, Subvenciones, Arbitraje Inversión....more

President Trump’s “Two Simple Rules: Buy American And Hire American”

by King & Spalding on

The first days of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump confirm the new Administration’s focus on international trade. Several trade-related developments initiated by the White House include the following...more

The Trump Administration-Part III: Preparing for a Catastrophe

by Thomas Fox on

Writing in her weekly New York Times (NYT) Fair Game column, in a piece entitled “The Trump Effect: Time To Buckle Up”, Gretchen Morgenson noted, “investors are now scratching their heads trying to figure out what his...more

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