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USMCA Trade Deal: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Live Webcast Date: Monday, November 04, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
International Trade Law (CLE)Live Webcast
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Add to Calendar 11/04/2019 12:00 pm 11/04/2019 2:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: USMCA Trade Deal: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly If you haven’t registered for this event please click here:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=105784\r\n In November 2018, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), was officially signed. Seeking to improve the countries’ trilateral trade deal, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the USMCA is up for the approval of the legislators in all three countries. Although this new trade deal is relatively promising, it poses a myriad of legal issues that companies must still be wary of.  As the future of the USMCA is still uncertain, companies must be thorough in analyzing its key provisions to ensure compliance and avoid pitfalls.  \n \nJoin a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of the USMCA trade deal. Speakers will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of key provisions and will offer practical tips in maximizing opportunities while mitigating risks in this rapidly evolving legal climate. \n \nThis LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions: \n \n \n The USMCA Trade Deal: An Overview \n Key Provisions \n Potentials and Pitfalls \n Practical Tips and Strategies \n What Lies Ahead \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/usmca-trade-deal/

Online CLE USMCA Trade

In November 2018, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), was officially signed. Seeking to improve the countries’ trilateral trade deal, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the USMCA is up for the approval of the legislators in all three countries. Although this new trade deal is relatively promising, it poses a myriad of legal issues that companies must still be wary of.  As the future of the USMCA is still uncertain, companies must be thorough in analyzing its key provisions to ensure compliance and avoid pitfalls. 

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of the USMCA trade deal. Speakers will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of key provisions and will offer practical tips in maximizing opportunities while mitigating risks in this rapidly evolving legal climate.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

  • The USMCA Trade Deal: An Overview
  • Key Provisions
  • Potentials and Pitfalls
  • Practical Tips and Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead

Agenda

Bill Kitay, B.A.(Hons.), M.Sc., J.D., Senior Counsel
Pallett Valo LLP

Francisco de Rosenzweig, Partner
White & Case LLP

Arthur W. Bodek, Esq., Partner
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP

Who Should Attend

  • Business Owners
  • Business Executives
  • Top Level Management
  • Trade Practicing Lawyers
  • Trade Secret Specialists
  • Trade Counsel
  • IP Attorneys and Related
  • Investors
  • In-house Counsel
  • Automotive Manufacturing Companies
  • Dairy Market
  • Public and Private Companies
  • Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations

Online CLE USMCA Trade

Bill Kitay, B.A.(Hons.), M.Sc., J.D., Senior Counsel
Pallett Valo LLP

Francisco de Rosenzweig, Partner
White & Case LLP

Arthur W. Bodek, Esq., Partner
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP

Online CLE USMCA Trade

Online CLE USMCA Trade

Bill Kitay, B.A.(Hons.), M.Sc., J.D.Senior CounselPallett Valo LLP

Bill Kitay is a Member of Pallett Valo’s Business Law Practice and the Cross Border Services Practice.

Bill specializes in providing legal counsel on cross-border business issues, representing both Canadian entities that would like to expand into the United States and U.S. entities that would like to invest in Canada. He is the cross-border legal specialist for businesses in the GTA.

Bill is one of the few lawyers in the Province of Ontario who is called to the bar in the U.S. (in New York, Connecticut and DC) and in Ontario.

Bill was responsible for the negotiation and finalization of a Memorandum of Agreement detailing the Strategic Partnership between AmCham Canada and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.  This was the first time that this governmental agency entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with any Canadian enterprise.

Online CLE USMCA Trade

Francisco de RosenzweigPartnerWhite & Case LLP

Francisco de Rosenzweig is an international trade partner at White & Case in Mexico City. A former Mexican federal government official, Francisco served as the deputy minister of foreign trade at the Ministry of the Economy from 2011-2016, where he led Mexico’s international trade negotiations on issues including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance Trade Initiative. Francisco also represented Mexico’s interests before the World Trade Organization.

Last year, Francisco represented two of Mexico’s major business councils, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (the principal council of commerce comprised of the business sector of Mexico’s nine major regions) and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (the agroindustry’s main council) in their relationship with the Mexican Government for, and during, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Francisco has authored more than 45 and has served as a speaker at several trade-related conferences in Mexico, the United States, and other countries.

Online CLE USMCA Trade

Arthur W. Bodek, Esq.PartnerGrunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP


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Online CLE USMCA Trade

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of international trade

Course Code:
   147899

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Pallett Valo LLP is the largest and one of the most respected law firms in Peel Region, and has been recognized by their peers as a Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firm in consecutive biannual surveys by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

They provide professional services in the following areas:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts

They have built their reputation by both protecting and growing the business assets of their clients and by offering a refreshingly distinct Right-sized Thinking® approach to service. They take the time to understand your business and industry environment and then apply their expertise, experience and entrepreneurial spirit to make the difference. They measure their success by the success of their clients.

Website: http://www.pallettvalo.com/

White & Case is truly a global law firm. The Firm’s 2,000 lawyers in 44 offices around the world are accustomed to translating creative solutions from one region or market to the realities of other regions or markets. Our International Trade group helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. Our practice provides a range of services designed to match the scope of global trade regulation and to answer the needs of our clients wherever and whenever they arise.

Like our clients, we deliver our services across borders, often with teams that speak the local language and are culturally sensitive. Our trade professionals are located in the main trade regulatory centers—including Washington, Mexico City, Geneva, Brussels, and Tokyo—and they work together in integrated teams whenever necessary to help our clients.

Website: http://www.whitecase.com/

Bill Kitay is a Member of Pallett Valo’s Business Law Practice and the Cross Border Services Practice.

Bill specializes in providing legal counsel on cross-border business issues, representing both Canadian entities that would like to expand into the United States and U.S. entities that would like to invest in Canada. He is the cross-border legal specialist for businesses in the GTA.

Bill is one of the few lawyers in the Province of Ontario who is called to the bar in the U.S. (in New York, Connecticut and DC) and in Ontario.

Bill was responsible for the negotiation and finalization of a Memorandum of Agreement detailing the Strategic Partnership between AmCham Canada and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.  This was the first time that this governmental agency entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with any Canadian enterprise.

Francisco de Rosenzweig is an international trade partner at White & Case in Mexico City. A former Mexican federal government official, Francisco served as the deputy minister of foreign trade at the Ministry of the Economy from 2011-2016, where he led Mexico’s international trade negotiations on issues including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance Trade Initiative. Francisco also represented Mexico’s interests before the World Trade Organization.

Last year, Francisco represented two of Mexico’s major business councils, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (the principal council of commerce comprised of the business sector of Mexico’s nine major regions) and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (the agroindustry’s main council) in their relationship with the Mexican Government for, and during, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Francisco has authored more than 45 and has served as a speaker at several trade-related conferences in Mexico, the United States, and other countries.

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