In keeping with tradition, we are pleased to invite you to our annual Global Year-End Review of Import/Export/Trade Compliance Developments. In lieu of our annual conference in Santa Clara, CA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! The conference will be comprised of 75 minutes sessions over the course of three days. Please join us on November 16, 17 and 18 for any or all sessions.

Our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world will review the major global legislative, judicial and administrative activities and trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements.

Panels are listed in Pacific Standard Time, topics and speakers are subject to change.

Please click on the "Register for this session" buttons located within the agenda below to select your sessions.

Agenda

November 16 | Day One

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Panel Date and Time

Topics of Discussion

Speakers

Introduction, Trade Policy Overview and Foreign Investment Reviews

8:30 am - 9:45 am PST






 

 

  • Update on the Biden Administration Trade Policy: The First Year's Developments and Prospects
  • Global Trade Perspectives: The WTO Structure in Jeopardy
  • Foreign Investment Review (US, UK, EU and China): The New Mercantilism?

John McKenzie
Sunny Mann
Rod Hunter
Anahita Thoms

Export Controls Development

12 pm - 1:15 pm PST


 

  • Key US Export Control Developments
    • Status of BIS Implementation of the Emerging and Foundational Technologies Initiative
    • Update on the Huawei Sanctions
    • BIS Expectations of Exporter Due Diligence: Military End-Users and Military End Uses
  • UK Export Controls in the Post-Brexit Environment
  • EU Export Control Developments: EU Dual Use Regulation 821/2021
  • Cloud Computing and SaaS: A Global Perspective

Nick Coward
Alison Stafford Powell
Kerry Contini
Ross Evans
Ben Smith
Bart McMillan

 

 

Sanctions Developments

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST


 

  • US Overview: Biden Administration
  • Globalization of Sanctions: Multijurisdictional Challenges
  • Recent Country Program Developments
    • Belarus Sanctions
    • Russian Sanctions
    • Myanmar Sanctions
    • Afghanistan: A De Facto Embargoed Country?
  • Other Country Program Updates
    • Iran Sanctions
    • Cuban Sanction
    • Venezuelan Sanctions
  • Evolution of Thematic Sanctions Regimes - anti-corruption, human rights, anti-terrorism, etc.
Alison Stafford Powell
Janet Kim
Alexandre Lamy
Ben Smith
Brian Cacic

 

November 17 | Day Two

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Panel Date and Time

Topics of Discussion

Speakers

Enforcement Trends and Regulator Compliance Expectations

8:30 am - 9:45 am PST





 

 

  • Considerations in making voluntary disclosures
  • Refresher on computation of penalties
  • Leading Export Control and Economic Sanctions Enforcement Cases: Lessons Learned
  • Export Enforcement and Economic Sanctions Enforcement Priorities under the Biden Administration
  • EU/UK Enforcement Activity and Approach
  • Ransomware

 

Alison Stafford Powell
Jessica Nall
Terry Gilroy
Tristan Grimmer
Helena Engfeldt
Stephen Reynolds

 

Spotlight on China - the US Perspective

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST


 

  • Biden Administration's Trade Policy for China: USTR Katherine Tai's Policy Statement of October 4, 2021
  • Entity List Sanctions Imposed on Chinese Parties
  • Sanctions Imposed on Chinese Entities for Alleged Human Rights Abuses and Forced Labor
  • Hong Kong Autonomy Act and Possible Sanctions on Entities Undermining Hong Kong Autonomy
  • Implications of Designation of Chinese Entities by OFAC as Non-SDN CMCCs under Executive Order 14032
  • Restrictions on US Government Procurement of Chinese Origin Products


John McKenzie
Jon Cowley
Alison Stafford Powell
Kerry Contini
Iris Zhang

 

Spotlight on China - the China Perspective

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST


 

  • China's Responses to United States Export Restrictions and Sanctions
  • Addressing Compliance Challenges of the Conflicts of Laws between U.S. Export Restrictions and Sanctions and the Chinese Regulatory Responses
  • Other Key Chinese Legislative Developments
  • Chinese Customs Regulatory Development
John McKenzie
Vivian Wu
Frank Pan
Tina Li
Ivy Tan
Jon Cowley

 

November 18 | Day Three

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Panel Date and Time

Topics of Discussion

Speakers

US and Canadian Customs and Import Developments

8:30 am - 9:45 am PST







 

 

  • Update on CBP Regulatory Developments
  • CBP and CBSA Audit and Enforcement Priorities
  • Customs Valuation on the Basis of First Sale for Export (US) and Purchaser in Canada (Last Sale)
  • Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation in the United States and Canada, a comparative discussion
  • Update on Section 301 Duties
  • United States Government Procurement Developments


 

John McKenzie
Jon Cowley
Paul Burns
Eunkyung Kim Shin
Christine Streatfeild

 

Key International Trade Developments with Major Trading Partners

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST


 

  • Canada and Mexico: USMCA Developments
  • UK and the European Union: Update on the Free Trade Agreement
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Rest of World Developments
    • Mercosur
    • Africa
    • ASEAN
    • Russia

John McKenzie
Paul Burns
Jon Cowley
Jenny Revis
Adrianna Ibarra
Virusha Subban
Ivy Tan
Vladimir Efremov

 

 

Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.

Alessandra Machado
(Of Counsel, Trench Rossi Watanabe)

 

 

Supply Chain-related Trade Risks and Regulatory Developments

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST


 

  • Biden Administration Supply Chain Initiatives
  • Commerce Department ICTS Regulations
    Implementing Executive Orders 13873 and 14034
  • Implementation of Tariff Act Section 307 Prohibitions on Imports of Products of Forced Labor
  • Overlap with Customs Planning and Compliance, for On-shoring and Near-shoring Decisions
  • Export and Sanctions Compliance Risks in Supply Chains
  • ESG
  • Human Trafficking Legislation
  • Risk Mitigation - Vendor Screening, OFAC Compliance and Data Privacy Considerations
  • The Foreign Corruption Practices Act: Interacting with Direct and Indirect Suppliers
Alison Stafford Powell
Kerry Contini
Aleesha Fowler
Maria Piontkovska
Brian Cacic

 

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