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2017 WITA- GWU Intensive Trade Seminar

Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

2017 WITA- GWU Intensive Trade Seminar

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NON-WITA Member Sep 29, 2017 $600.00 $7.95
WITA Member (Regular) Sep 29, 2017 $500.00 $7.95
NON-WITA Member (Government/Embassy/Student) Sep 28, 2017 $400.00 $7.95
WITA Member (Government/Embassy/Student) Sep 29, 2017 $300.00 $6.99

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Washington International Trade Association and

the George Washington University

International Trade and Investment Program

proudly present our two day

Intensive Trade Seminar 


September 27: 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM

September 28: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM


The WITA/GWU Intensive Trade Seminar is a two-day overview of how the US Government formulates and enforces trade policy. The panels and speakers help attendees increase their professional knowledge base and broaden their network of contacts by learning the nuts and bolts of trade policy making directly from career trade policy professionals from across government, industry, and law.


The WITA/GWU Intensive Trade Seminar brings current issues in trade policy to life.  Participants will interact with career trade professionals, pose questions directly to policy makers, and learn in depth about the ever-shifting trade landscape. Attendees will come away not just understanding the trade policy-making process, but just as importantly, knowing its key components and key players.


 Who should attend

The two-day Intensive Trade Seminar is especially geared toward newly arrived embassy staff working on economic and trade issues. Others who will benefit include private sector guests overseeing government affairs, U.S. Government members wanting to brush up on their trade policy making, graduate students* seeking a career in trade policy, others new to the trade policy field, and anyone serving the import/export community.

Due to space constraints, the Intensive Trade Seminar is not open to the press.

  ( *for graduate credit at GWU, please email GWU ITIP Program Coordinator Kyle Renner at )

Panel Topics: Overview

The opening panels will provide an overview of trade policy responsibilities in Congress and in agencies across the US Government.  This framework will provide the context for the remaining panels of the two-day program.  Other topics to be examined include policy monitoring and dispute settlement; enforcement and remedies; FTA’s and other trade agreements; and much more.  

Trade Policy Making in Congress (House Perspective)Trade Responsibilities in the Executive BranchUS Trade Remedies Policy Monitoring and Dispute SettlementTransatlantic Trade and Investment | NAFTA Renegotiation: Status and Prospects | Trade Policy Making in Congress (Senate Perspective)Trade Promotion CoordinationTrade, Economic Development and Capacity BuildingIntellectual Property RightsServices in Regional, Plurilateral, and Multilateral Negotiations

 Our Speakers

Speakers are career trade policymakers from the US Government and Capitol Hill, the private sector, NGO’s, and other players in the trade policy arena.  We carefully select speakers with years of experience on their given topic, as well as an ability to convey that experience clearly to students.

 Dates and Venue

The Intensive Trade Seminar will be held Sept. 27-28 2017, at the GWU Elliott School of International Affairs. 

Our classroom is the state-of-the-art State Room, on the 7th Floor of the Elliott School building at 1957 E St. NW — across from the State Dept, and blocks from USTR, Commerce, and other key trade policy making agencies.

Lunch and Breakfast included!

 Certificate of Achievement for attendees who complete the entire two-day seminar. 

*Sorry, NO FREE PASSES may be used for this event*

WITA has a 10 day cancellation policy for this event.  

Any cancellations within 10 days of the event are billed to cover costs.


Have questions about 2017 WITA- GWU Intensive Trade Seminar? Contact Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

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When & Where

GWU Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
7th Floor
Washington , DC

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

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Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

WITA is Washington’s premier trade forum. It is the largest non-profit, non- partisan organization in the world dedicated to providing a neutral forum for an open and robust discussion of international trade and economic issues.

Our growing membership consists of over 1,800 international trade professionals, including business people, diplomats, academics, government employees, attorneys, consultants, and others interested in international trade.

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