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2020 WITA Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar

09/21/2020 at 9:00 AM (US/Eastern)
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Click to Register via eventbrite for Individual Parts (Must be a WITA Member): 

 

2020 Intensive Trade Seminar Pricing:

Full package (4 Parts): 

 

WITA Member: $400

WITA Member (Government): $250

 

Non Member: $500

Non Member (Government): $400

 

Full Time University/Student: $250

 

Individual bundles available: $50-100/part

(Must be a WITA Member)

 

New and renewing 2020 WITA sponsors should email Diego Anez (danez@wita.org) for a free pass to attend the Intensive Trade Seminar.

For group rates (3 or more ticket purchases), email Diego Anez (danez@wita.org) to receive a special rate.

To get WITA member pricing, click here.

 

Who Should Attend? 

The four-part Intensive Trade Seminar is geared towards individuals who want to learn how trade policy is made in Washington, DC. Past attendees include those in business, law, academia, NGOs, embassies and the U.S. Government.

The curriculum is focused on helping attendees broaden their understanding of trade policy making, those seeking a career in trade policy, others new to the trade policy field, and anyone serving the import/export community.

We also encourage the international community working on economic and trade issues, and others who want to learn more about international trade, to participate in this program. 

If you cannot view every session at the time it is originally offered, most sessions* will also be available off-line to paying attendees (access code will be required).

To keep the dialogue open and candid, the Intensive Trade Seminar is OFF THE RECORD and is not open to the press.

 

Proposed Dates and Format:

The 2020 Intensive Trade Seminar will be held virtually on Zoom**

12 Seminars in the course of 3 days (4-Part Series)

Each day will highlight an array of U.S. government agencies and their roles in formulating trade policy.

 

Part One: Role of the U.S. Congress and Government Agencies

Friday, September 18th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern)

Part Two: Trade Law

Friday, September 18th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (US/Eastern)

Part Three: Investment, Sanctions, and International Tax

Monday, September 21st, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern)

Bonus Session: The Art & Science of Trade Negotiating

Monday, September 21st, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (US/Eastern)

Part Four: U.S. Trade Agenda

Tuesday, September 22nd, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (US/Eastern)

 

* Most sessions will be available to paying attendees to watch at a later time. However, certain sessions may not be recorded to facilitate more open discussion.

** If your agency or business does not use Zoom, we can work with you to make content available on an accessible platform for later viewing.

Part One: Role of the U.S. Congress and Government Agencies
Friday, September 18,
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 1: The Congressional Role in Trade Policymaking
Featuring:


Angela Ellard, Chief Republican Trade Counsel and Trade Subcommittee Staff Director, House Committee on Ways & Means
Moderator, Kenneth I. Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association

Session 2: Trade Responsibilities in the Executive Branch and the Interagency Process
Featuring:


Doug Bell, Ernst & Young and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Trade and Investment
Kelly Ann Shaw, Partner, Hogan Lovells, former Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
Moderator, Michael Smart, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors

Session 3, Part 1: Trade Promotion & Coordination
Featuring: 

Pat Kirwan, Director, Trade Policy Coordination Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce
Moderator, Kenneth I. Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association

Session 3, Part 2: The USITC – Investigations and Analysis
Featuring:

Deanna Okun, Managing Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP, and former Chairwoman of the USITC 
Moderator, Kenneth I. Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association



Part Two: Trade Law
Friday, September 18,
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session 1: AD/CVD/Safeguards
Featuring:

Stephen Claeys, Pfizer; 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
Moderator, Michael Moore, Director, MA in International Economic Policy (MIEP), Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University

Session 2: Unilateral Trade Tools – Sections 301, 232 and IEEPA
Featuring:

Paul Rosenthal, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP 
Ronald K. Lorentzen, Senior International Trade Advisor, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Moderator, Christopher Wenk, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Kia Motors Corporation


Session 3: Update on the WTO
Featuring:


Mark Linscott, Atlantic Council, former Assistant USTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs
Bruce Hirsh, Tailwind Global Strategies and former Chief International Trade Counsel, Senate Finance Committee
ModeratorDorothy Dwoskin, Principal, d2Strategies LLC, formerly Senior Director for Global Trade Policy & Strategy at Microsoft, and former Assistant USTR for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Multilateral Affairs


Part Three: Investment, Sanctions, and International Tax
Monday, September 21,
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 1: Sanctions
Featuring:


Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Barbara Linney, Partner, BakerHostetler; Adjunct Professor of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, Georgetown University Law Center
Moderator, Michael Smart, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors

Session 2: International Tax (inc. Digital Services Taxes) and Trade
Featuring:


Bob Stack, Washington National Tax, International Tax Group, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax LLP and former DAS for international tax affairs in the Office of Tax Policy, Department of Treasury
Jeff VanderWolk, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, and former head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy and Administration in Paris
ModeratorWarren Payne, Senior Advisor, Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office

Session 3: Foreign Investment and Export Controls
Featuring:

Dave Shogren, Senior Policy Advisor, Treasury Department Office of Investment Security
Kevin Wolf, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security
ModeratorNova Daly, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security & Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

Bonus Session: The Art and Science of Trade Negotiating
Monday, September 21,
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Featuring:

ModeratorDorothy Dwoskin, Principal, d2Strategies LLC, formerly Senior Director for Global Trade Policy & Strategy at Microsoft, and former Assistant USTR for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Multilateral Affairs

Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute and former Deputy USTR

Katrin Kuhlmann, President and Founder, New Markets Lab, serves as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), former USTR Director for Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Arun Venkataraman, Senior Director, Head of International Affairs, Visa, former USTR Director for India and Associate General Counsel, and former Director of Policy at Commerce

Ambassador Darci Vetter, Global Lead, Public Affairs & Vice Chair, Agriculture, Food, Edelman and former Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the US Trade Representative (USTR)

Ambassador Alan Wolff, Deputy Director General of the WTO

Part Four: U.S. Trade Agenda
Tuesday, September 22,
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 1: U.S.- China Trade
Featuring:


Wendy Cutler, Managing Director of Washington DC Office, Asia Society Policy Institute and former Deputy USTR
Clete Willems, Partner, Akin Gump and former Deputy Assistant to the President for International Affairs
Moderator, Professor Steve Suranovic, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University

Session 2: The USMCA Model
Featuring:

Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade & Government Affairs, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
Sam duPont, Deputy Director, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Moderator, Daniel Neumann, Vice President, Government Affairs, Sorini, Samet & Associates LLC

Session 3, Part 1: Current Trade Negotiations 

Featuring:

Daniel Mullaney, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East
Witney W. Schneidman, Senior Advisor for Africa, Covington & Burling LLP and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
ModeratorKatrin Kuhlmann, President and Founder, New Markets Lab, serves as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), former USTR Director for Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Session 3, Part 2: U.S. Trade Agenda in 2021 and Beyond
Featuring:


Beth Baltzan, former Ways & Means Trade Counsel
Timothy Keeler, Mayer Brown, LLP – former Chief of Staff, USTR
Moderator, Kenneth I. Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association