Registration Reminder: Boris’s Brexit: A Roadmap to a New US-UK Free Trade Agreement? – Panel Discussion – Oct. 23, 2019 – Washington DC

Join us on October 23, 2019 in Washington DC 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. Continue Reading

Confederation of Indian Industry Roundtable on ‘US-India Relations: In a Challenging World’ – October 11, 2019 – Colaba, Mumbai

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host a private 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. Continue Reading

SPB Trade Practitioners To Speak at Roundtables Hosted by USISPF and SPM Capital Advisors – Mumbai (Oct. 15, 2019) and Delhi (Oct. 17, 2019)

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and SPM Capital Advisors will host two private industry roundtables on ‘The Evolving US India Relations‘ 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.

  1. October 15, 2019 – Colaba, Mumbai – 8:30-10 a.m. Expression of interest is requested by October 12, 2019.
  2. October 17, 2019 – New Delhi – 9:30-10:30 a.m. Expression of interest is requested  by October 15, 2019.

Please contact us if interested in attending these events.


SPB Trade Practitioners Headline Asia Society Panel Discussion in India: Cross-currents of Global Trade – October 15, 2019

On October 15, 2019 in Mumbai, India, a team of our colleagues, including former US Representative Joseph Crowley (D-New York), former US Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, former UK Ambassador Matthew Kirk and Frank Samolis, will discuss the current global trade scenario and India’s trade relations with the US at an Asia Society India event. Continue Reading

UK Government Releases Custom Duty Rates in the Event of Hard Brexit

The UK government has published the proposed customs duty rates that will apply to imported merchandise entering the UK from third countries after the country has left the European Union (EU) under a so-called no-deal scenario. Unless recent political developments require the UK government to extend that deadline, it has been indicated that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, 2019. Continue Reading

CFIUS Authority Expanded Via FIRRMA Implementing Regulations

UPDATE:  An annotated form of the full list of covered investment critical infrastructure and functions related to covered investment critical infrastructure as proposed by CFIUS that is referenced below is now available under the CFIUS Resources section of this blog.

On September 17, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), the statute expanding the authorities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Continue Reading

Advice for Chinese Companies: How to Cope with Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS – Seminars in Shanghai and Beijing – October 2019

Keep US Open to Chinese Business:
How to Cope With Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 – Shanghai (2019 年10月11日,周五 – 上海)
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Beijing (2019 年10月15日,周二 – 北京)

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Advice for Multinational Companies: US-China Trade Compliance and Export Controls – Seminars in Beijing and Shanghai – October 2019

Ahead of the Curve: Addressing the Changing Environment of US-China Trade Compliance and Export Controls

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Shanghai
  • Monday, October 14, 2019 – Beijing

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Advice for Japanese Companies Accessing the US Market – Seminar in Tokyo – October 9, 2019

Accessing the US Market: Regulatory and Policy Insights and Strategic Advice for Japanese Investors


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

9:30 am to 12:30 pm JST. Event includes lunch.  Continue Reading