Welcome to the Trade Practitioner a resource for current events in international trade and a resource to help you strengthen compliance at your organization.  Please feel free to review our subject matter updates by clicking on a topic to the left or visit our Learning Center to view presentations on international trade compliance. Please scroll down to see upcoming events.

Export Controls & Sanctions
Trade Policy &
Market Access

Trade Remedy &

US Regulation
European Regulation
Learning Center
In our Learning Center you will find PowerPoint presentations and webinars on export controls, sanctions and other trade compliance and policy topics.  You will also find our ITAR Practitioner’s Handbook (2016 2nd ED.) and other materials.
About the Trade Practitioner
The Trade Practitioner is a product of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice. You will find brief analysis of import and export developments in international trade regulation and policy in the United States and Europe as well as other countries from time to time. In addition, we hope you will the Trade Practitioner to be a useful learning center as we present our view through public speeches that we reproduce on this site.




Free Event – SME Briefing on Potential US Business Opportunities – London, UK – 27 January 2017

As part of a broader UK government-led Prosperity Agenda to provide UK companies support to identify and pursue potential export business opportunities, ADS – the premier trade organization for companies in the UK aerospace, defense security and space sectors – is hosting a complimentary, interactive half-day briefing for SMEs to assist with developing and applying intelligence-led approach to assess US defense technology needs and identify business development opportunities. George Grammas will participate in the briefing to provide an update on US export controls and the ongoing reform process. Representatives from the British Defence Staff – United States (BDS-US), with which ADS has been working, will join by phone. See additional details here.

ITAR and the EAR: US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe – London, UK – 31 January-1 February 2017

George Grammas will participate in C5’s 5th Forum on compliance with ITAR and the EAR and be among the panelists to discuss “How to Work with Conflicting Definitions.” See here for conference agenda and registration info.

7th Annual Advanced ITAR & EAR Compliance Conference & Workshops – Washington DC – 8-9 February 2017

Squire Patton Boggs will once again partner with Marcus Evans to host the two-day gathering. The 2017 conference will provide a forum for professionals in the field to discuss with industry and government experts the evolving Export Control Reform, as well as provide assistance with developing compliance strategies to comprehensively address existing regulations and updates. George Grammas will reprise his role as conference chair and lead a discussion on “Reviewing What Got Accomplished and What Didn’t Leading Into the New Administration.” See here for conference pricing, to download an agenda and register for the event. Follow our blog for additional information.