Please join Kelley Drye’s International Trade group in Chicago for a half-day seminar covering the latest developments in trade law and policy. This event is designed to provide practical guidance and industry connections for U.S. companies and manufacturers facing an increasingly complex international trade landscape.  

The program will provide timely updates on crucial issues, including developments related to the Trump Administration tariffs, U.S. sanctions law, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement other U.S. trade agreements, and the latest in trade remedy laws. We also invite you to tell us about key interests for your company when registering.

Because space is limited, this seminar is by invitation only. If you have a colleague who might be interested, please contact:


Washington Update – Trump Administration Trade Policy and Congressional Response – What’s Happened and What’s Next?
With seemingly rapid-fire changes coming out of Washington, it is more important than ever to understand what’s driving trade policy and how to navigate the constantly-shifting landscape. This session will help companies gain insight into the Administration’s top trade priorities, including the application of punitive tariffs under various statutory authorities; the negotiation of trade agreements including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) (and the prospects for Congressional approval), U.S.-EU, U.S.-Japan, and the potential for a U.S.-China trade agreement. We’ll also look at the Congressional response to executive branch trade actions and talk about what policies and priorities might change as the 2020 elections draw closer.
Paul Rosenthal (moderator), Dana Wood, Alan Luberda, Jennifer McCadney
Change, Complexity and Increasing Risk – Top Trade Compliance Issues Facing Manufacturers
The U.S. government continues to aggressively enforce U.S. laws covering international sales and services, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), economic sanctions and export controls on U.S.-origin goods. The laws are changing, the rules are increasingly complex, and criminal and civil penalties are on the rise. This session will help companies identify their top compliance issues and address the management of regulatory risks related to trade in products, software and services - particularly when dealing with global supply chains. We will also discuss the changing landscape for foreign investment in U.S. companies and how to manage the CFIUS process.
Eric McClafferty
Making it in the USA – When Product Origin and Origin Marketing Claims Matter
Buy American. Made in the USA. Whether in sales to the Government or in marketing to consumers, the origin of a product and the marketing claims related to a product’s origin are as relevant as ever. “Made in the USA” is an advertising claim that has taken on an even greater importance as American manufacturing has captivated the political discussion. “Buy American” laws afford a preference for goods produced in the United States in certain government procurements and have been the subject of two Presidential Executive Orders in as many years. Learn how these, and other legal regimes, implicate a product’s origin and about the opportunities as well as exposure they pose for manufacturers and marketers.
Kristi Wolff and Dustin Painter
Trade Remedies – What Businesses Need to Know
Almost 700 trade remedy cases have been filed by U.S. industries since 1986, and new cases are being filed every day. This session will examine the use of trade remedy laws in the U.S., including why these laws are used so frequently and across so many industries; what it takes to bring, and win, a case; and what trade remedy orders mean for domestic producers, exporters and importers.
Kathleen Cannon, John Herrmann