20 November 2019, 16:30 -
The past three years have seen many fundamental changes in the U.S. export control, sanctions, and trade laws. As the reach of these laws and their complexity grows, it is ever more important for EU-based companies to understand them and how they may impact their operations, both in the United States and globally.
Trade laws in the EU are subject to comparable developments: While member states claim responsibility for areas like investment control there are tendencies to harmonize these controls at an EU level. Other fields of trade law are exclusively governed by the EU such as international sanctions.
In this event, we will first focus on US laws. We will provide an overview, detail the most significant recent changes, and provide practical examples of how EU-based companies and investors can successfully navigate and reduce the many – in particular: extraterritorial – risks U.S. laws present while taking advantage of new opportunities. We will then add the EU perspective, point out differences between U.S. and EU laws and provide an update on the latest developments in Brussels and Berlin.
We will cover the following US topics and put them in context with parallel EU laws and developments:
- The scope and extent of U.S. sanctions laws regarding Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, and China in an era of “maximum pressure”
- New export controls on “emerging and foundational technologies” including 5G, internet-of-things (IoT), artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and advanced materials
- Tariff and trade laws linked to U.S. “national security,” such as the Section 301 trade actions against China and the Section 232 tariffs on steel, aluminum, and (potentially) automobiles and auto parts
We would be delighted to welcome you at our event with our guest speaker Nate Bolin, Partner in the International Trade Practice Group of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, D.C.
4.30 – 5.00 p.m.
5.00 – 6.30 p.m.
Seminar and Q&A-Session
From 6.30 p.m.