Add to Calendar 2019/09/24 8:30 AM 2019/09/25 4:30 PM America/New_York 2019 Intensive Trade Seminar (September 24-25, 2019) Atrium Ballroom | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
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2019 Intensive Trade Seminar (September 24-25, 2019)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:30 PM (EST)
Atrium Ballroom | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

2019 Intensive Trade Seminar Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change/Additional Speakers TBA

DAY ONE – Tuesday, September 24th

8:00: Registration, Check in, Packet pickup. Light breakfast/coffee.

8:15: Program Opening and Introductions

8:30: Seminar I: The Congressional Role in Trade Policymaking

  • Angela Ellard, Republican Chief Trade Counsel and TradeSubcommittee Staff Director, House Ways & Means Committee

9:30: Seminar II: Trade Responsibilities in the Executive Branch and the Interagency Process

  • Doug Bell, Ernst & Young – former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Trade and Investment

10:30: Break

10:45: Seminar III: Trade Promotion & Coordination

  • Pat Kirwan, Director, Trade Policy Coordination Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Luke Lindberg, Senior Vice President, Export Import Bank of the United States

Kirwan’s Presentation::

TPCC ppt for WITA (1)

Lindberg’s Presentation:

1 - Executive Overview - General v9.24.2019 (1)

11:45: Networking Lunch 

12:45: Seminar IV: U.S. Trade Law & Remedies: AD/CVD/Safeguards

  • Stephen Claeys, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Trade Counsel, U.S. House Ways & Means Committee; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, International Trade Administration
  • Stacy J. Ettinger, Partner, K&L Gates; Former Senior Legal and Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; Former Associate Chief Counsel for Import Administration

Claeys and Ettinger’s Presentation:

2019.09.24.WITA-GWU ITS.TradeRemedies.EttingerClaeys.FINAL

2:00: Seminar V: Unilateral Trade Tools – Sections 301, 232 and IEEPA

  • Paul Piquado, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance
  • Brad Ward, King & Spalding, former Deputy General Counsel at USTR, and Assistant USTR for Monitoring & Enforcement

3:00: Break

3:15: Seminar VI: Update on U.S. China Trade

  • Jake Parker, Vice President, China Operations, U.S. China Business Council
  • Timothy Keeler, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP, former Chief of Staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative

4:30: Day 1 Close


DAY TWO – Wednesday, September 25th 

8:45: Registration desk opens. Light breakfast/coffee

9:00: Seminar VII: Trade & Economic Development

  • Katrin Kuhlmann, President & Founder, New Markets Lab; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade & Government Affairs, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg P.A.

Kuhlmann’s Presentation:

Kuhlmann Trade Development Slides 24 September 2019

10:00: Seminar VIII: Sanctions

  • Barbara Linney, Partner, BakerHostetler; Adjunct Professor of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)


Harrell_Linney - 2019 Intensive Trade Seminar _ Seminar VIII Sanctions 9-25-2019

11:00: Break

11:15: Seminar IX: Foreign Investment and Export Controls

  • Nova Daly, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security & Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President of Research and Policy, Institute of International Finance; former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

12:15: Working Lunch

12:30: Seminar X: Working Lunch: Update on the WTO

  • Andrew Shoyer, Sidley & Austin – former Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the WTO, and Assistant General Counsel at USTR
  • Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

1:30: Break

1:45:  Seminar XII: Digital Trade – Opportunities and Challenges for Trade Policy Makers

  • Robb Tanner, Director for ICT Services and Digital Trade, Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution

Tanner’s Presentation:

Digital Trade Rules Overview -- WITA 2019 version 3

Meltzer’s Presentation:

Meltzer WITA Presentation 2019

2:45: Seminar XI: Current U.S. Trade Negotiations

  • Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute – former Deputy USTR (acting)
  • Dan Mullaney, Assistant USTR for Europe and the Middle East

3:45: Awarding of Certificates and Program Closure