Trade Law 101: Importing into the United States, Foreign Investments and Outbound Trade


CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN

Attorneys will be introduced to the basic concepts of international trade law. These concepts include the rules for importing into the United States, including recent trade remedy cases and current trade policy issues. The presenters will also cover U.S. laws related to outbound trade, including economic sanctions laws and export controls. Finally, the presenters will cover the basic rules regarding foreign direct investment reviews and potential upcoming changes to the law, as well as provide an introduction to U.S. anti-corruption laws.

This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Customs & Trade Remedies
•   Economic Sanctions
•   Export Controls
•   Foreign Direct Investment
•   FCPA

Date / Time: July 18, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: July 18, 2018

Laura Fraedrich, Esq.

For more than 20 years, Laura Fraedrich has been helping clients achieve their goals in complex international trade matters, including CFIUS, economic sanctions, export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. Clients in the energy, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, and transportation sectors have relied on Laura to handle their CFIUS filings.

Laura advises and represents clients in foreign direct investment matters, including filing CFIUS notices and negotiating mitigation agreements. She also represents clients in export control matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). She represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Her trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. In addition, she counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and represents their interests before U.S. enforcement agencies.

Laura is an adjunct professor of international trade law at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University and a member of the board of directors of Kluwer Law International’s Global Trade and Customs Journal. She has written extensively on CFIUS, U.S. sanctions, and export controls issues. Laura, along with other members of the Firm’s International Trade & National Security group, is a member of the Aerospace Industries of America.

Justin T. Huff, Esq. has more than a decade of governmental experience and has negotiated multiple complex agreements for the U.S. government to ensure U.S. national security. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Justin was a deputy director of the Office of Investment Security at the Department of Treasury, where he assisted in the coordination of the office responsible for the Treasury’s role chairing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency process that reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions for potential national security concerns.

Justin also led the review of dozens of cases before CFIUS, which included in-depth analysis concerning the authority of CFIUS to review transactions, active engagement with counterparts at other CFIUS member agencies to facilitate consensus, and extensive communication with pertinent parties to a transaction to ensure that CFIUS had the information needed to reach a determination.

Prior to the Treasury, Justin served as a senior intelligence analyst for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he managed departmental requirements and successfully advocated for their inclusion in the intelligence community (IC) and briefed White House officials and other federal agencies on best protection efforts to the nation’s food system. He also was a senior intelligence advisor at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where he worked across federal departments and agencies to rally interagency support for initiatives that enhanced intelligence and information sharing between federal departments and the IC.

Lindsey M. Nelson, Esq. focuses her practice on advising clients regarding compliance with government regulations, with a particular concentration on compliance with international trade regulations. She represents individuals and public and private entities in all aspects of counseling and internal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Lindsey assists companies and organizations with compliance with the U.S. export controls, including the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Such compliance activities include determining and obtaining proper licenses, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in disclosures to and negotiations with relevant government agencies. Lindsey has significant experience drafting documents necessary for export control compliance and enforcement activities, including voluntary self-disclosures and responses to government inquiries, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, license applications, and compliance manuals. She also conducts training programs for clients on export control compliance.

Lindsey also advises clients in mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions that raise international trade concerns, including Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) filings.

In addition to her international trade work, Lindsey has represented government contractors in False Claims Act matters, including qui tam litigation, and other government contract regulatory matters. She also has experience advising clients with regard to other facets of international laws and regulations administered by the U.S. government, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

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Section I. Customs Laws
a) Classification
b) Valuation
c) Country of origin

Section II. NAFTA

Section III. Trade Remedies and Trade Policy
b) Section 201
c) Section 232
d) Section 301

Section IV. Export Controls
a) EAR

Section V. Economic Sanctions

Section VI. CFIUS
a) Current Practice
b) Upcoming Changes

Section VII. FCPA