International Trade and Compliance Symposium: State of Play

October 24, 2014
University of Connecticut School of Law, Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall, 45 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

The World Trade Organization set forth the principles of free trade: Trade without discrimination, freer trade, predictability, promoting free competition and encouragement of development and economic reform. The diversity of national legislations combined with the array of long-arm statutes on a domestic level increase the complexity associated with doing business across borders. With challenges come opportunities; opportunity to trade in a vast number of commodities and an opportunity to regulate them.

This symposium will explore the nuances of compliance and put it in a very local context. It will present practitioners and government regulators with vast experience in the many facets of international trade that go from strict regulatory compliance to concerns about violation investigations and emerging pressures regarding corporate social responsibility. It will also give participants the opportunity to hear from regulators as to the future of international trade.

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
An Ever Evolving Landscape: Corporate Considerations in International Trade

Panel Members:
Tahlia Townsend, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP
John C. Fusco, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP
Caroline Kaeb, Professor of Business Law and Human Rights, UConn School of Business
Andrew J. Okhotin, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Moderator:
Peter L. Lindseth, Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law and Director, International Programs, UConn School of Law

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