A Discussion on Trade & Labor

June 18, 2024 at 12:00 pm (EDT)

Join Senior International Trade Advisor Jayme White, Partners Jennifer McCadney and John Foote, and Special Counsel Josh Kagan for a one-hour lunchtime discussion on the evolving importance of labor issues in the context of international trade. We’ll discuss how labor issues came to be a preeminent concern in the trade space, and will forecast what developments we are anticipating over the next 12-18 months, with both the next presidential administration and 119th Congress. We’ll deliver extremely practical guidance for how companies can manage to stay ahead of the curve.


  • How Labor Issues Moved From Fringe to Center in U.S. Trade Law & Policy
  • What’s Next: Expanded Enforcement, New Tools
  • How Companies Should Adapt

This discussion is geared to companies with any international trade interests in any of the following products, jurisdictions and legal instruments.

Products: Cotton, Polysilicon, Tomatoes, Cobalt, Critical Minerals, Palm, Cocoa, Coffee, Dates, Aluminum, Steel, PVC, Tires, Automobiles & Auto Parts, Seafood, EVs, Renewable Batteries, Solar Products, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Electronics, Apparel, Copper, Gold

Jurisdictions: Mexico, China, Central America, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Jordan, India, Bangladesh, Africa, Philippines, EU, Japan, Canada, UK, Australia

Instruments: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA); Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930; USMCA Rapid Response Mechanism; Critical Minerals Agreements; 10% universal tariff (proposed); EU Forced Labour Regulation; U.S.-Taiwan trade agreement (proposed); Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF); Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) renewal