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, Targeted: Non-US Organizations and Persons 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.

Export Controls & Sanctions
Trade Policy & Market Access
Trade Remedy & Defense
CFIUS Filings & Developments
Customs & Tariffs
European Regulation
US Government Contracts
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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 developments of international trade relevance related to non-US organizations and persons that have been targeted by the US government on the grounds of national security and foreign policy.


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.


The Future of US-UK Trade – Who Will Come Out a Winner? | Virtual | May 28, 2020, 9 a.m. EDT. In partnership with Content Enablers and as part of its COMPLIANCE2020™ series, our team of transatlantic trade and policy practitioners will examine examine the relationship between the US and UK during a historic time in our collective human history, while both countries are in negotiations with each other for a mutually important trade agreement, also in parallel, both countries are in negotiations with other trading partners, and the shifting dynamics beyond the horizon. Continue reading here for more details and to register.

Postponed: Exclusive COMPLIANCE2020™ Event Series Kickoff for EGADD | London | New Date TBD. In partnerships with Content Enablers and EGADD, we join a select panel that features high-level government policy leaders and industry compliance experts to explore emerging compliance trends in 2020 and the themes to be discussed in the monthly COMPLIANCE2020™ webinars and in-person events. This event is specially designed for the UK trade compliance practitioner. Please contact EGADD for additional details, to register for the kickoff, and to explore additional compliance training collaborations jointly offered by Content Enablers and EGADD.


(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.


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.