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Buy American and Hire American – New Executive Order Promises to Put American Workers First, But Practical Impacts Remain Unclear

On April 18, President Trump signed a new executive order (EO) at a ceremony in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The EO is entitled “Buy American and Hire American” and focuses on these two themes, with the President’s stated goal of...more

Buy American, Hire American: President Trump’s Executive Order Hints at Possible H-1B Visa Reform

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, President Trump signed his “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order during a visit to the Snap On Tools headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Lauded by the administration as a sign of the...more

Business Tax Reform – the Current State of Play

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Donald J. Trump campaigned on a platform of large tax cuts for businesses. With President Trump in the White House and Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and Senate, does it mean businesses...more

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

by Carlton Fields on

"Buy American, Hire American" is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with...more

Top international trade and export control developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

Aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) companies increasingly rely on international customers and global supply chains to stay competitive in today’s global market. In the United States, ADG companies rely heavily...more

ManattJones Global Strategies - April 2017

CEO’s Executive Summary: While a series of high-level meetings and public statements helped to reduce bilateral tensions last month, confused signals on the Administration’s intentions with respect to NAFTA renegotiations and...more

President Trump Signs Executive Orders on Trade and Designates Trade and Customs Law Violations as Law Enforcement “High Priority”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Fulfilling early-made campaign promises, President Donald J. Trump issued two Executive Orders on March 31, 2017 that demonstrate his administration’s commitment to combatting unfair trade practices. In...more

The Parable of the Wizard and NAFTA

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

“Say hi to Wizard Bernie while you’re down there,” he yelled at the falling figure. There once was a very powerful wizard who, quite late in his life, cast the Spell of the MAGA, which allowed him to become the ruler of...more

Trump Administration Orders Review of US Trade Deficit: How Canadian and American Companies May Be Affected

by Dickinson Wright on

The first signs came via Donald Trump’s twitter account on the evening of March 30, 2017: “…we can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives.”...more

From Exit Threats To Tiny Tweaks: What's Next For NAFTA?

With the first 100 days of the Trump administration just underway, President Trump has already taken steps to fulfill his campaign promises and renegotiate or withdraw from various U.S. trade deals, including the...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

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - March 2017

by King & Spalding on

President Trump’s Trade-Related Nominees Confirmed - Several nominees selected by President Trump for key positions that will participate in the development of U.S. trade policy during his administration have been...more

History Doesn't Bode Well For New Commercial Cargo Preference Bill

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), joined by Reps. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), recently introduced H.R. 1240, the Energizing American Maritime Act, described as a bill "to require a certain percentage of...more

Predicting the Unpredictable: Practical Steps for International Business Under the Trump Administration

President Trump’s successive executive orders restricting immigration caught many people off guard, and many businesses had to scramble to react. But we propose that predicting the future is not as challenging under the new...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

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

Agreeing how to disagree: Brexit, future EU-UK agreements and the need for an umpire

by Hogan Lovells on

What good is a cricket game without an umpire? While both teams might be applying the same rules, situations often crop up in which a definitive interpretation must be given, and the rules of the game enforced. The same...more

President Trump's Address to Congress: The Path Forward for 2017

by Bryan Cave on

On Tuesday evening, President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress to outline the path forward for his 2017 policy agenda. The president’s agenda is ambitious, yet Trump signaled the White House’s desire to work with...more

The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border Activities

Alien Tort Statute (ATS)/Political Question Doctrine/Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA)/ Act of State Doctrine - District Court Dismisses ATS Claim Where Alleged Conduct in US was not Directly Linked to Injuries...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

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - National security and foreign investment review

by Dentons on

Focus on the US - Defense and national security - The 115th Congress will mark the first opportunity in a decade for a Republican-controlled House and Senate to work with a Republican president. In 2017, leading...more

Beware! The Oracle of Boston Ain't Digging Trumponomics

by PretiFlaherty on

The money crowd has dubbed him the “Oracle of Boston,” signifying his exalted standing in the investment world as an equal to Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha.” Used copies of his book, “Margin of Safety:...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Turns out the Fed’s plate isn’t just full of decisions surrounding interest rates. It’s got a massive portfolio of mortgage and Treasury securities that needs some serious tending, too....more

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