• Talking Trade: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement & Tariffs

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    Name: Talking Trade: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement & Tariffs
    Date: November 28, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    The event is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

    The Michigan District Export Council is hosting a special trade forum on Wednesday, November 28 at Google Headquarters in Ann Arbor.  The event will take place from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and will feature panelists from Michigan businesses who will discuss current best practices to meet today's international trade challenges.  Learn how the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) differs from the NAFTA and what to expect from this modern agreement.  Panelists will also share strategies for navigating new trade tariffs, what to expect in the near term (including the Section 301 increase from 10% to 25%, a possible List 4, and the Section 232 investigation of autos and parts), and how to best plan. 

    A networking reception will follow from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

    The event is closed to the press; recordings are prohibited.

    Keynote Speaker:

    John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce https://www.trade.gov/press/bios/andersen.asp

    Featured Panelists Include:

    Alan V. Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan http://fordschool.umich.edu/faculty/alan-deardorff

    Greg Schroeder, Director, Global Trade Operations, Amway https://www.exportwestmichigan.com/members/65

    Bernard Swiecki, Director of the Automotive Communities Partnership & Senior Automotive Analyst, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) https://www.cargroup.org/person/bernard-swiecki/
    Location:
    Google Headquarters
    2300 Traverwood Dr
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    East Michigan District Export Council - Phone: 844-9-EXPORT (844-939-7678)
    Fees/Admission:
    Complimentary - hosted by Michigan District Export Council
    Registration is required by Monday, Novermber 26, 2018
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