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How Has The Pandemic Affected International Trade?

Webinar Date: May 28th, 2020

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Speakers and Topics:

 

Larry Friedman

 

1. The View from the US:

  • Current conditions with respect to business activity generally
  • Continued disruptions and returning to “normal”
  • Legal concerns in US.
  • What issues have come to your firm as a result of COVID-19
  • Focus is on trade
  • Some contract issues (force majeure, etc.)
  • Duty deferral (limited impact)
  • PPE changes from FDA/CBP
  • Current status of government activity
  • Are courts operating and how (e.g., telephone hearings, video conference, in person)?
  • Are government agencies operating and how?
  • Specific issues with respect to trade
  • USMCA implementation July 1
  • Section 232/301 duties continue in place
  • Exclusion process

 

Ye Li

 

2. The View from China:

  • Current conditions with respect to business activity generally and your firms in particular
  • Continued disruptions and returning to “normal”
  • Legal concerns in China
  • What issues have come to your firm as a result of COVID-19. Possible points to consider:
  • contracts, labor questions, domestic travel restrictions, immigration
  • Current status of government activity
  • Are courts operating and how (e.g., telephone hearings, video conference, in person)?
  • Are government agencies operating and how?
  • Specific issues with respect to the export of products
  • China imposed restrictions on Personal Protective Equipment export
  • Questions about ship and air capacity

 

Sebastiaan Moolenaar

 

3. The View from Europe/Netherlands:

  • Current conditions with respect to business activity generally
  • Continued disruptions and returning to “normal”
  • Legal concerns in EU/NL
  • What issues have come to your firm as a result of COVID-19. Possible points to consider: contracts, labor
  • questions, domestic travel restrictions, immigration
  • Current status of government activity
  • Are courts operating and how (e.g., telephone hearings, video conference, in person)?
  • Are government agencies operating and how?
  • Specific issues with respect to trade