Fifth Trade Law Fall Update
Friday, November 13th, 2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP
3 hours of CLE credit pending approval
event is free to attend virtually
Three years of Trump Administration efforts at vigorous trade enforcement and restructuring on top of major international disruptive developments including Brexit, growing Sino-American tensions, 2020's global pandemic and the resulting effort to adjust to a modified trade environment, have taxed the skills of even the most adaptable in this field. While partisan views on trade policy have evolved and, in some areas, divergence has increased in the last four years, it is unlikely the winner of the next presidential election will abandon the use of trade laws as a policy tool.
Professor Colares and the organizing committee of The Fifth Trade Law Fall Update, titled "Trade and Customs Law Implications for Supply-Chain Realignment—A Practice-Oriented Update on Trade and Customs Law," welcome you to a zoom conference Friday, November 13, 2020. This post-election, fall update will examine the status of trade litigation under Sections 232(b) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (targeting steel and aluminum imports, among other goods, deemed to threaten national security) and Section 301(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (targeting Chinese imports for harms caused to the U.S. economy by China's "unreasonable or discriminatory" measures on technology transfer, intellectual property and cyber intrusions), as well as their near-future implications for supply-chain diversification and resiliency.
|8 -8:20 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
Dean's Welcome: Michael Scharf, CWRU School of Law Co-Dean
Introduction: Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and Professor of Political Science
|8:40-9:45 a.m.||Litigation under Trade Remedy Statutes and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 in the Next Four Years
|10 -11:05 a.m.||
Managing Supply Chain Diversification and Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty
|11:25 - noon||Keynote speaker - The Hon. Robert J. Portman, U.S. Senator and former USTR
You may watch Senator Portman's Keynote Address to the Fifth Trade Law Update here
The CLE portion of the program ends at noon. Guests and members of the virtual audience may attend the afternoon portion dedicated to students.
|3 - 3:45 p.m.||
Planning and Beginning a Career in Trade Law—A Panel with Recent CWRU Trade Law Alumni
|3:45 - 4 p.m.||
Conference Final Remarks: