A Global Trade Agenda for the 45th President

Evelyn Suarez will moderate a panel discussion at George Washington University on Tuesday, November 1st to discuss the global trade agenda for the incoming president. From the event description:

Just days before the presidential election, please join us for a discussion on the role of trade in global economic growth and what needs to change in terms of policy and keeping the workforce competitive and flexible. Two panels will frame these issues with respect to U.S. trade policy, and will offer insights into the kinds of challenges that the new Administration will need to address.

Register here: http://business.gwu.edu/events/global-trade-agenda/

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Presentation on TPP and Cuba at Global Business Conference

On September 30, 2015, Evelyn Suarez gave a presentation entitled “International Trade Agreements and Emerging Markets” at the Global Business Conference in Hampton Roads, VA. Joining Evelyn on the panel were Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council, and Paul Bonicelli PhD, Professor of Government at Robertson School or Government, Regent University. The session description is below:

The session on “International trade agreements and emerging markets” will take a closer look at what the current U.S. administration is negotiating on this arena – such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes the United States and 11 other countries, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which links the United States and the 28-member European Union will clearly be of importance since 95 percent of the world’s consumers are outside the United States. The session will take a closer look at what benefits these trade agreements may have for Virginia companies. This session will also look at the shift in trade policy towards Cuba. How may such policy affect Virginia companies? New opportunities?

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Presentation on FCPA at the AAPA Seminar in New Orleans

Presentation: What Maritime Lawyers Need to Know about the FCPA and other Anti-corruption LawsEvelyn Suarez addressed a group of maritime lawyers at the AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 9, 2015. The presentation, which she delivered with Jim Barratt of Forensic Risk Alliance, was on “What Maritime Lawyers Need To Know About FCPA and Other Anti-Corruption Laws?”

View the FCPA presentation online

CBP Vessel Repair Process Improvement

CBP Vessel Repair Process ImprovementU.S.-flag vessel owners and operators are subject to a 50% ad valorem duty for vessel repairs made in foreign shipyards.  Claims for relief that are not adequately presented or documented will be denied relief and assessed the onerous duties.  It is therefore important to adopt processes for the collection of critical documentation in support of claims for relief.  This presentation provides insight from years of experience with administrative applications for relief, protests and litigation as to best practices in the collection of the documentation and presentation of claims.

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