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 below or visit our CFIUS Resources and Learning Center to view useful materials and presentations. Scroll down further to see upcoming events.


Export Controls & Sanctions
Trade Policy &
Market Access

Trade Remedy &

CFIUS Filings & Developments
Customs & Tariffs
US Regulation
European Regulation
US Government Contracts

We update our CFIUS Resources page continuously to provide you with reliable, timely information on CFIUS filings and statuses, and related regulatory developments.
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 (2019) 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.


Registration Still Open: From EAR to ITARnity: Ever-challenging US Export Controls Compliance – September 16-18, 2019 | Winchester, UK. Register for the upcoming US export controls workshops co-sponsored by our International Trade Practice. Trade Practitioner George Grammas will once again present and host workshops.

Registration Open: What Do Anticorruption and Sanctions Compliance Mean for Tech? – September 20, 2019 | London, UK. techUK, Content Enablers, Dun & Bradstreet and our International Trade Practice are jointly hosting a timely half-day briefing on tailored approaches for UK technology businesses to effectively navigate the labyrinth of antibribery, anti-money laundering, anticorruption and sanctions laws, screen for potential risks and strengthen regulatory compliance to avoid unnecessary disruptions to business operations. Event is open to techUK members at favorable rate, and non-members.


(All resources are available in the Learning Center)

Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by Kevin Hoppin, Export Controls Specialist, Squire Patton Boggs – September 2019 | Presentation and webinar.

Introduction to the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by Christopher Skinner, Principal, Squire Patton Boggs – September 2019 | Presentation and webinar.

Anti-corruption, Sanctions and Compliance for Companies Doing Business Between the US and Russia – May 16, 2019 | Webinar. Presentation material now available in Learning Center.