The Ever-Changing International Trade Landscape

We are pleased to invite you to our Virtual Global Trade Conference. In lieu of our annual conference in Bellevue, WA, 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 two days. Please join us on July 20 and 21 for any or all sessions.

Our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world will review the major developments impacting international trade. Please see full agenda below for the details and timing of each session.

Panels are listed in Pacific Daylight 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.

CLE Credit

This 2-day event is approved for a total of 7.5 general California CLE credits, 7.5 general Illinois CLE credits, 9.0 areas of professional practice New York CLE credits and 7.5 general Texas CLE credits. Participants requesting CLE for other states will receive Uniform CLE Certificates. Baker & McKenzie LLP is a California and Illinois CLE approved provider. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York. This program is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted New York attorneys. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.

A uniform certificate with 9.0 CPE credits for attending the entire 2-day activity will be provided to participants for CPE credit applications tor other jurisdictions.

This program can be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Ontario.

**While CLE credit may be pre-approved in certain jurisdictions, final CLE accreditation approval is anticipated, but not guaranteed.

CPE, CCS, MCS, CES, MES Credit Pending


Panel Date and Time

Topics of Discussion


July 20 | Day One

Export Control Developments: United States, United Kingdom, European Union

8:30 am - 9:45 am PDT

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Emerging and Foundational Technologies:  Status of BIS Initiative
  • Cybersecurity Controls
  • Export Control Developments with respect to China 
    • Entity List Developments
    • The Foreign Direct Product Rule Explained
    • Semiconductor Export Control Developments and Initiatives
    • Biden Administration China Export Control Policy
  • United Kingdom Export Control Developments Post-Brexit 
    • Departures from European Union Export Controls
    • General Authorizations and OGELs
    • Military End-User Export Controls
  • European Union Export Control Developments 
    • Encryption Export Controls

John McKenzie
Alison Stafford Powell

Alex Lamy
Kerry Contini
Ben Smith
Paul Amberg

Customs & Import Developments

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PDT

  • The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)
    • The Forced Labor Task Force Report and CBP Enforcement
  • Other Forced Labor Issues
    • Responding to CBP Withhold Release Orders
    • UK/EU Forced Labor Developments
  • Section 301 Developments
    • The HTMX Case: Status Report of CIT Litigation and USTR Responses
    • Prospects for Extension, Mitigation and Removal
  • The USMCA: A Multinational Analysis: United States, Mexico, Canada 
  • Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing: A Multinational Analysis: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union
  • The United Kingdom Import Trade Position and Initiatives: Post Brexit

John McKenzie
Meredith DeMent
Christine Streatfeild
Nicole Looks
Jenny Revis
Adriana-Ibarra Fernandez
Jose Hoyos-Robles
Brian Cacic

China Export and Trade Developments

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PDT

  • Implementation of China's Export Control Law
    • Draft Regulations on Dual-Use Export Controls
    • National Security Risk Assessment under the Export Control Law
    • MOFCOM Guidance on Export Compliance Procedures
  • Cybersecurity Law
    • Importing and Exporting Encryption Products
    • Network Security Products Market Access
  • China's Anti-Foreign Sanctions Legislation
    • Jurisdictional Scope
    • Enforcement Policy and Prospects
    • China's Reaction to Russia Sanctions, the UFLPA and Other Foreign Sanctions
  • China's Pilot Project Approach to Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation

John McKenzie
Frank Pan
Tina Li
Ivy Tan


July 21 | Day Two


Sanctions Responses to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

8:30 am - 9:45 am PDT

  • Overview of the United States, Canadian, United Kingdom, European Union Sanctions
    • Product and Technology Controls: A Comparative Analysis
    • Navigating OFAC's Directives, Determinations and General License
  • New Approaches to Sanctions
    • Russia-related Foreign Direct Product Rule
    • Restrictions on Furnishing Services
    • Sanctions Based on Schedule B/HTS Numbers
    • Crypto Sanctions
  • Payment Issues to and from Russia
    • Scope of Sanctions on Russian Banks
    • Payment of Taxes, Intellectual Property Registration and Renewal Fees
    • Prohibitions on "New Investments"
    • Regulatory Considerations and Challenges on Wind-Down, Suspension and Termination of Operations in Russia
  • Ukraine's Sanctions Laws and Regulations
    • Prohibition on "Collaboration" with Aggressor States
  • Other Countries Sanctions: Australia and Singapore

Alison Stafford Powell
Sunny Mann
Brian Cacic
Terry Gilroy
Hanna Shtepa
Ben Smith
Anne Petterd

Russian Counter Measures

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PDT

  • Financial Measures and Restrictions on Outbound Remittance of Funds
  • Currency Controls
  • Ruble Payment Requirements for Energy Exports
  • Export Restrictions
  • Nationalization and Government Administration of Foreign-owned Entities
  • Criminalization of Compliance with Foreign Sanctions
  • Suspension of FSTEC Software Certificates
  • Restrictions on Validity and Enforcement of Foreign-Owned Intellectual Property Rights
  • Contract Performance, Application of Sanctions, and Force Majeure

John McKenzie
Alexander Bychkov
Vladimir Efremov
Teresa Michaud

Export and Sanctions Enforcement

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PDT


  • Changes in BIS Export Enforcement Policy: Statements by Assistant Secretary Michael Axelrod
  • OFAC Sanctions Enforcement
  • Leading Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement Cases
  • Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement in the United Kingdom
  • Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement in the European Union
  • Concluding Remarks

Alison Stafford Powell
Terry Gilroy
Ben Smith
Paul Amberg
John McKenzie

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