Welcome to The Trade Practitioner, a resource for current developments in international trade and national security. This blog provides a wealth of information to help you strengthen organizational trade compliance, gain regulatory understanding and heighten awareness to the impact that national security concerns have on international trade. The blog also tracks important trade policy issues and international trade agreement negotiations.  The Topics column below organizes our blog posts by focus areas, and the sections on CFIUS Resources, Sanctions: Non-US Organizations and Persons (e.g., Russia) and Learning Center are reservoirs of pertinent official government publications and our original contents, including thought leadership, presentations and training materials. Scroll down further to Events and Training Opportunities for information on a variety of gatherings that may be of interest to you.


We update our CFIUS Resources page continuously to provide you with reliable, timely information on CFIUS filings and statuses, and related regulatory developments.
We track sanctions developments from around the world. In particular, due to the current conflict and crisis in Ukraine, we are focusing on the evolving sanctions imposed by several governments on Russia and Russia-aligned regions and certain individuals. The jurisdictions in focus are:EU  |  Japan Republic of Korea  |  UK  |  US


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 and other materials.


2024 US Export Controls Regulations – From EAR to ITARnity, Ever-challenging US Export Controls Compliance | July 16 – 18, 2024 in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK – Join members of our International Trade team, in partnership with Export Group for Aerospace, Defence & Dual-Use (EGADD), in celebrating the 17th anniversary of the US export controls regulations event.

With significant ongoing developments underway in which the US Government is seeking to reduce the adverse impact of US export controls (and especially ITAR) on efforts to have closer engagement with close allies, such as the UK and Australia, this event will represent an excellent opportunity to receive an informed update on what is happening and where US export controls may be further evolving. The event will feature senior representation by officials from the most relevant parts of the US Government, with whom delegates can network and engage in informal surroundings. See here for full event details.

2024 Seminar on Developments in US Export Controls | July 25, 2024 in London, UK/Online – Join members of our International Trade team, in partnership with ADS Group, UK, and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), USA, to discuss developments in export controls. The free-to-attend event will enable attendees to hear from senior government officials from the three AUKUS nations. See more details for the event and register here.


(And more available in the Learning Center)


The Trade Practitioner is a product of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice. We hope The Trade Practitioner will become your go-to reference, resource and learning center on different international trade topics. Please contact us at InternationalTradeCompliance@squirepb.com with any questions. For specific inquiries on US export controls compliance, please contact SPBUSExportControls@squirepb.com.