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.


Ahead of the Curve: Addressing the Changing Environment of US-China Trade Compliance and Export Controls – October 10, 2019 in Shanghai | October 14, 2019 in Beijing. Our US and China-based International Trade Team will addresses key regulatory and legal issues impacting multinational companies (MNCs) that are investing or operating in China, followed by a panel discussion with US-China trade compliance experts and a luncheon discussion.

Keep US Open to Chinese Business: How to Cope With Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS 维持一个对华企业开放的美国:应对日趋严格的美国出口管制和CFIUS审查的实务指南 – October 11, 2019 in Shanghai (2019 年10月11日,周五 – 上海) | October 15, 2019 in Beijing (2019 年10月15日,周二 – 北京).  This event will address key legal issues impacting Chinese companies under the current changing environment of US-China trade compliance and export controls. The event will include practical guidance on how to comply and react with, prevent from being affected by, or mitigate the impact of export control by Chinese companies, as well as on the possibility of passing US CFIUS review by Chinese investors. 该研讨会将着重讨论在目前多变的中美贸易合规和出口管制环境下对中国企业造成重大影响的法律问题。该研讨会将就如何遵循出口管制、应对、避免或减轻受到的影响,乃至如何顺利获得美国CFIUS监管机构的审查等问题为中国企业提供实用的指导。

Roundtable on ‘US-India Relations: In a Challenging World’ – October 11, 2019 – Colaba, Mumbai. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host a discussion that features our colleagues former US Representative Joseph Crowley (D-New York), former US Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner and co-chair of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice Frank Samolis. The speakers will address forthcoming US elections/public policy, global and US-India trade issues and US-India relations in a challenging world.

Blockchain Forum – October 11, 2019 – Leeds. Trade Practitioner Tania Esparza will be speaking about “Facebook & Libra” to kick off the forum, which includes additional blockchain related topics. Forum will include presentations followed by Q&As with the panelists.

Panel Discussion: Cross-currents of Global Trade – October 15, 2019 – Colaba, Mumbai. Asia Society India will host a panel discussion on the current global trade scenario and India’s trade relations with the US. Headlining the panel will be a team of our colleagues, including former US Representative Joseph Crowley (D-New York), former US Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner, former British diplomat Matthew Kirk and Frank Samolis.

Roundtables on the ‘The Evolving US India Relations’ – October 15, 2019 in Colaba, Mumbai | October 17, 2019 in Delhi. US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and SPM Capital Advisors will host private roundtables that feature our colleagues former US Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner, former US Representative Joseph Crowley (D-New York), former British diplomat Matthew Kirk and the co-chairs of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice, George Grammas and Frank Samolis.

Boris’s Brexit: A Roadmap to a New US-UK Free Trade Agreement? – October 23, 2019 | Washington DC. Join us for a discussion to examine some of the most critical aspects of Brexit and their short- and medium-term implications, including a potential roadmap to a US-UK free trade agreement, and what the impact of a possible Jeremy Corbyn government might mean for US-UK relations. Register your interest by Friday, October 11, 2019.


(Available in the Learning Center)

Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) – September 2019 | Presentation and webinar.

Introduction to the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – September 2019 | Presentation and webinar.

Anti-corruption, Sanctions and Compliance for Companies Doing Business Between the US and Russia – May 16, 2019 | Webinar.

About the Trade Practitioner

The Trade Practitioner is a product of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice. You will find brief analyses of import and export developments in international trade regulations 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 resource. Our presentations and reference materials are available in the Learning Center. Please email InternationalTradeCompliance@squirepb.com with any questions.