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
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.
|TARGETED: NON-US ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONS
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.
Talk to the Experts Virtual Discussion Forum: Multi-country M&A Is Getting More Complex: Evolving FDI Regimes Across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the US | March 18, 2021, 2-3 p.m. GMT – Our international M&A practitioners, including Trade Practitioner George Grammas, will convene in a panel format to discuss the complex and different national security driven foreign investment screening regimes in key jurisdictions. REGISTER HERE.
US ITAR Export Control Workshop | IN-PERSON in the UK | September 2021 – Jointly organized by EGADD and Squire Patton Boggs for the past 13 years, this year’s event will take place immediately post DSEI 2021 and organized in close partnership with BAE Systems. The event will focus on considerations and challenges arising from ITAR and EAR compliance and provide participants with practical tools to navigate the regulatory maze and stay compliant. See here for additional details.
(And more available in the Learning Center)
- Update on CFIUS and FIRRMA (March 2021)
- Understanding Information and Communication Technology and Services (ICTS) Covered Transactions – Six Categories of ICTS End-Uses (March 2021)
- WATCH: What Are International Sanctions? (January 2021)
- US Compliance Training for China Operations – Presented by the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and Content Enablers, in collaboration with Squire Patton Boggs and the US-China Business Council (USCBC). The interactive webinar discussed the impact of evolving compliance issues and how effective trade compliance training can improve and strengthen doing business with China; download a copy of George Grammas’s presentation; watch the event video (October 2020)
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.