Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Significant Perspectives
After seven years of negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries was finally signed last February. The pact seeks to reduce tariffs and non-tariff barriers, set common standards for labor, environmental and intellectual property protections, and strengthen economic ties among the nations involved.
However, considering the criticisms the TPP has received in many countries prior to and after its signing, years of negotiations is still needed for this agreement to be totally implemented. Thus, it is crucial for companies to ensure their full understanding of the significance and consequences of this deal to avoid potential risks and maximize international trade opportunities.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest issues and significant insights on strengthening your understanding of Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - An Overview
- Significant Issues Affecting the Global Trade Landscape
- Possible Implications and Risks
- Potential Challenges and Ramifications
- Recent Regulatory Updates
Maria E. Celis, Partner
Neville Peterson LLP
- General overview of TPP - Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - including non-tariff parts of it
- Acknowledge controversial agreement
- Trade Provisions…Market access provisions
- Rules of Origin
- What NAFTA has done in the past and how it’d influence thinking on TPP
Lewis Leibowitz, Attorney
The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
- Difference from previous trade agreements
- Not just business and commerce but also a geo-political agreement (China NOT included)
- More good than harm or more harm than good?
- Non-tariff barriers
- Sensitive industries in general terms
Who Should Attend:
- International Trade Lawyers
- Multinational Companies
- Business Executives
- Government Representatives
- Trade Representatives
- Arbitrators and Mediators
- International Finance Experts
- Exporters and Importers
- International Commercial Lawyers
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Maria E. Celis has worked in Customs and international trade for over 16 years, and is a partner in the New York office of Neville Peterson LLP. She practices in the areas of international trade, Customs, export law, Food and Drug Administration, and other federal regulatory matters. She is admitted to practice before various federal courts, including U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Celis has been asked to speak before numerous groups regarding trade, including: Cargo Logistics America in San Diego, California; the Mediterranean Anglo- American Business Network (MAABN) in Aix-en Provence and Marseille, France; the Midwest Global Trade Association (MGTA), in Minneapolis, MN; and the Xinji Chamber of Commerce in Hebei, China, on such issues as Exporting and Business Strategies During a Recession, INCOTERMS, Free Trade Agreements, Essential in Commercial Contracts, and Payment Terms in International Commercial Contracts; and NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Maria E. Celis has worked in Customs and international trade for over 16 years, and is a partner in the …
Lewis Leibowitz is a prominent international trade and Customs attorney based in Washington, D.C. He established an individual law practice in 1915 after nearly four decades with large law firms.
Lewis advises clients on international trade legal and strategic opportunities and challenges. Regarding economic development and international competitiveness, Lewis has long experience in the tools aimed at improving international competitiveness of companies and countries. A noted specialist in the law and policies affecting foreign trade zones and global free zones, special economic zones, trade and investment-related international agreements, and related concepts in the U.S. and other countries. For corporate clients, he often consults on complex issues affecting global competitiveness.
Lewis Leibowitz is a prominent international trade and Customs attorney based in Washington, D.C. He established an individual law practice …
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About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.
About The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz is the individual law practice of Lewis Leibowitz. Founded in January 2015, the office specializes in advice and representation in international trade regulation, international trade and investment strategies and related matters.
Regarding economic development and international competitiveness, Lewis has long experience in the tools aimed at improving international competitiveness of companies and countries. A noted specialist in the law and policies affecting foreign trade zones and global free zones, special economic zones, trade and investment-related international agreements, and related concepts in the U.S. and other countries. The Office also advises on complex issues affecting global competitiveness.
The Office also advises clients on the intricacies of trade remedies, such as coping with antidumping and countervailing duty orders, safeguard proceedings and trade-related domestic and foreign legislation. In addition, he handles U.S. Customs-related matters dealing with classification, valuation, country of origin, foreign trade zones and penalties. Internationally, the Office consults with international organizations and governments regarding trade and investment strategies.
The Office has considerable experience in cases before the World Trade Organization, NAFTA binational panels and commercial arbitration involving trade matters.