Trade Wars 2018: How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty

JULY 25, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

The Trump Administration is taking the offensive on trade policy with China and various U.S. trading partners. Just consider the recent events which are impacting many industries:

• In response to China’s intellectual property and technology transfer practices, President Trump approved tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods. China, in turn, has promised retaliation. • Steel and aluminum tariffs are now broadly in effect, including the application to countries originally exempted (like Canada, Mexico and the European Union).

• Countries hit with tariffs are fighting back with retaliatory measures and challenges at the World Trade Organization. One steel importer has even challenged the President’s authority to impose these tariffs in the U.S. Court of International Trade.

• Other countries, such as Korea, Brazil and Argentina, have agreed to quotas, and the quota positions for many categories have already been filled.

• NAFTA renegotiation, started last August, has been stalled by a lack of progress and the Mexican presidential elections which take place July 1, 2018.

• Time is also running out for consideration by the current Congress of the necessary implementing legislation for the NAFTA redo to become law. Moreover, the Trump Administration could give up on NAFTA as we know it and potentially withdrawal.

What does all this mean for your company?

What can you do to minimize the negative financial and/or operational impact and risk of an impending trade war?

CVI’s expert webinar hosts will address these important trade compliance questions and more, featuring:

Venetia Huffman – Vice President & General Manager, CV International

Evelyn Suarez, Esq., – Founder & Principal, The Suarez Firm


*The Suarez Firm is a Washington D.C. based international trade law practice that counsels clients in regard to import and export regulatory compliance, cross-border intellectual property protection and other compliance risks in the supply chain.