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2019 Intensive Trade Seminar (Sept. 24-25, 2019)

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington , DC 20004

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Washington International Trade Association

proudly presents our two day

Intensive Trade Seminar

The WITA 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 policymaking directly from career trade policy professionals from across government, industry, and law.

The WITA 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.

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.

The full list of speakers TBA!

Dates and Venue

The Intensive Trade Seminar will be held Sept. 24-25, 2019, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Lunch and Breakfast included!

2019 Intensive Trade Seminar Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change/Additional Speakers TBA

DAY ONE – Tuesday, September 24th

8:00: Registration, Check in, Packet pickup. Light breakfast/coffee.

8:15: Program Opening and Introductions

8:30: Seminar I: The Congressional Role in Trade Policymaking

Angela Ellard, Republican Chief Trade Counsel and TradeSubcommittee Staff Director, House Ways & Means Committee
9:30: Seminar II: Trade Responsibilities in the Executive Branch and the Interagency Process

Doug Bell, Ernst & Young – former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Trade and Investment
10:30: Break

10:45: Seminar III: Trade Promotion & Coordination

Pat Kirwan, Director, Trade Policy Coordination Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce
Luke Lindberg, Senior Vice President, Export Import Bank of the United States
11:45: Networking Lunch

12:45: Seminar IV: U.S. Trade Law & Remedies: AD/CVD/Safeguards

Stephen Claeys, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Trade Counsel, U.S. House Ways & Means Committee; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, International Trade Administration
Stacy J. Ettinger, Partner, K&L Gates; Former Senior Legal and Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; Former Associate Chief Counsel for Import Administration
2:00: Seminar V: Unilateral Trade Tools – Sections 301, 232 and IEEPA

Paul Piquado, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance
Brad Ward, King & Spalding, former Deputy General Counsel at USTR, and Assistant USTR for Monitoring & Enforcement
3:00: Break

3:15: Seminar VI: Update on U.S. China Trade

Jake Parker, Vice President, China Operations, U.S. China Business Council
Timothy Keeler, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP, former Chief of Staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative
4:30: Day 1 Close

DAY TWO – Wednesday, September 25th

8:45: Registration desk opens. Light breakfast/coffee

9:00: Seminar VII: Trade & Economic Development

Katrin Kuhlmann, President & Founder, New Markets Lab; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade & Government Affairs, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
10:00: Seminar VIII: Sanctions

Barbara Linney, Partner, BakerHostetler; Adjunct Professor of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, Georgetown University Law Center
Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
11:00: Break

11:15: Seminar IX: Foreign Investment and Export Controls

Nova Daly, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security & Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President of Research and Policy, Institute of International Finance; former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
12:15: Working Lunch

12:30: Seminar X: Working Lunch: Update on the WTO

Andrew Shoyer, Sidley & Austin – former Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the WTO, and Assistant General Counsel at USTR
Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
1:30: Break

1:45: Seminar XII: Digital Trade – Opportunities and Challenges for Trade Policy Makers

Robb Tanner, Director for Digital Trade at the Office of the United States Trade Representative
Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
2:45: Seminar XI: Current U.S. Trade Negotiations

Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute – former Deputy USTR (acting)
Dan Mullaney, Assistant USTR for Europe and the Middle East
3:45: Awarding of Certificates and Program Closure

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