With the change in administrations, current U.S. trade policy has carried on important elements of prior policy (e.g., Section 301 and 232 tariffs), as well as innovated with renewed emphasis on multilateralism, a focus on the implications of trade on U.S. workers, and the enforcement of labor protection provisions in trade agreements. Certainly, the next few years will keep trade practitioners busy, whether they focus on expanding cross-border market access, enforcing trade remedies, complying with import requirements or ensuring labor protection-compliant supply chains.
Juscelino F. Colares, the Case Western Reserve University Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and professor of political science, and the Fall Update Organizing Committee welcome attendees to the Sixth Trade Law Fall Update. This Fall Update, titled "Labor, Trade, and Supply-Chain Developments—A Practice-Oriented Update on Trade and Customs Law," will include a trade-and-labor panel, an international trade panel, a rapid "crossfire" exchange on some emerging issues on customs and trade law, and a keynote speech by U.S. Senator Sherrod C. Brown.