Save the Date: Trade and Jobs Event March 6

Evelyn Suarez will be speaking at the upcoming Trade and Jobs: Exploring the Global Value Chains event on March 6, 2018, in Washington DC.

The global value chains (GVCs), which encompass all activities involved in the production of goods and services on a global scale, have a complex role in trade, productivity, and economic growth. As described in the Global Value Chain Development Report 2017, “today companies source parts, components and services from producers in multiple countries and in turn sell their output to firms and consumers worldwide.” While GVCs are seen as a vehicle for job creation, questions remain about the uneven distribution of these benefits – geographically, across industries, and socially.

Join us to hear a debate presenting opposing views on trade and GVCs, and how they affect employment, followed by a panel discussion featuring experts from the retail, automotive, agriculture, and services sectors, who will offer industry-specific examples and explore emerging trends, policies, and issues.

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Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiently & Reliably

Evelyn Suarez Moderates Panel for GetGlobal 10-21-16

Evelyn Suarez, Esq., a recognized U.S. customs lawyer, moderated a panel on Friday, October 21, 2016 for GetGlobal. The topic was how international traders and transportation companies are often confronted with complex and confusing customs and other government agency requirements for entry into market. This panel of customs attorneys and a global compliance professional explored such challenges. Mr. Fochesato discussed the European Union’s new Uniform Customs Code, which sets forth new customs rules for the EU. Mr. Garcia Seimandi addressed customs issues for Mexico and Ms. Allen gave us a global perspective as VP for Global Compliance for FedEx Networks. 


Cindy Allen–Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, FedEx Trade Networks
Alejandro García Seimandi–Partner, García Seimandi Flores & Villeda
Enea Fochesato–Founding Partner, Jus&Trade, Fochesato Law Firm
Evelyn Suarez–Founder, The Suarez Firm (Moderator)

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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.

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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?