Sep 12, 2018
There’s a lot of talk about trade wars lately so in our first
episode of Nota Bene, we wanted to explore the current state of US
trade policy including our trade wars with China and the European
Union. We also explore the history of trade in the United States
since World War II, what the Trump trade agenda entails, and what
multi-national companies doing business abroad need to know to
navigate the current trade environment.
We’re joined by Scott Maberry. Scott is an International
Trade partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and a
member of the World Economic Forum. Scott counsels clients and
litigates disputes in the areas of export controls, the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, economic sanctions,
anti-boycott controls, anti-money laundering (AML), the Foreign
Agents Registration Act (FARA), trade remedies including
antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) matters, and
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
- What is a trade war?
- Why are tariffs and how are they used as trade barriers?
- How World War II was an important marker in history with regard
to US trade policy
- Are trade barriers good for the US economy in the long run or
is it merely a short-term gain?
- How laws and regulations are the chosen weapons used by nations
to fight trade wars
- What’s going on with the import duties placed on goods from
- The European Union, despite historically being a US ally, is
now engaged in a trade war with the United States.
- What are trade blocks and why are they important when it comes
- How the US all but erased the ink off the Trans-Pacific
- Why and how multi-nationals with customers or supply chain
outside of the US are greatly affected by the trade wars
- How tariffs in one country lead to retaliatory tariffs in
another country and ultimately, no one wins in trade
- The economic benefits of reduced tariffs
- What is the Trump trade agenda? Is it a good strategy for our
- What is the scope of the current trade wars with China and the
- What members of the C-Suite should be thinking about right now
knowing all of this information about the current trade wars
Trade Act 1974 – Section 301
Office of the United State Trade Representative
United States International Trade Commission
United States Department of Commerce
Scott Maberry's firm profile
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