Trade Law Administration and Justice in Changing Times: A Practitioner-Focused Conference on United States International Trade Law and Policy


The late-2016-early-2017 period is shaping up to be particularly consequential to the future of United States trade law and practice. Besides changes associated with the transition to a new administration, matters including a possible "lame duck" legislative vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and derivative regulatory changes, current consideration of China's non-market economy status in light of the expiry of its WTO Accession Protocol, and negotiations following (last year's) expiration of the Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement, will, together, affect the administration and enforcement of U.S. trade statutes for years to come. This conference will discuss the above events, in addition to the continued erosion of U.S. trade agencies' authority to apply U.S. trade statutes by non-deferential review from international trade tribunals and the possible intensification of the trend due to the multiplication of dispute settlement mechanisms that bypass review by the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to having the Honorable Leo Gordon (judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade) as its distinguished speaker, this conference will feature a select panel of trade counsel from the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce, who will be joined by a leading member of the Washington D.C. Trade Bar. Case Western Law Professor Juscelino Colares will introduce and mediate our guests. 

This event is organized by ASIL Academic Partner Case Western Reserve University School of Law. ASIL is a cosponsor of this event. 

Date and Location

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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