Year three of a new era in trade policy and enforcement has seen the United States, the key constituent and supporter of multilateral and regional trade liberalization, busy with restructuring trade frameworks it perceives as failing to effectively address mercantilist policies and practices. In response to this perceived failure, the Trump Administration has aggressively enforced trade remedy laws and dusted off Cold War-era statutes to force its biggest trade partners to the negotiating table.
The “Fourth Fall Trade Law Update,” a practice-orientated update, will bring together federal judges, trade and customs officials and counsel to examine recent policy developments and their effects on the planning and practice of trade and customs law.
Professor Juscelino F. Colares, associate dean of Global Legal Studies and the Honorable Leo M. Gordon, Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade, will engage in a one-on-one discussion on CIT jurisdiction and procedure.
In addition, the conference will feature two panel discussions with trade and customs counsel/officials from the Washington, D.C., New York City Chicago and Los Angeles. The first panel will address "Year Three of the Trump Trade Agenda," focusing on the fully materialized repercussions of the return to aggressive trade enforcement on trade litigation and diplomacy. The second panel will focus on daily practice implications of Section 301 and EAPA enforcement on customs law for domestic manufacturers and importers alike.