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Section 232 Tariffs Program

June 21, 2018
**Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration is available. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the program start time to register with the event staff. 
Credit: 0 Credit Hours
Shortly after taking office, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to initiate investigations relating to imports of steel mill and aluminum articles pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1862). Ultimately, based on findings made by the DOC that imports of such articles threaten to impair U.S. national security, President Trump issued proclamations in March 2018 pursuant to which significant additional duties were imposed on imports of such articles. The Administration’s launch of national security investigations under this little-used trade action that dates back to the Cold War – first on steel and aluminum products and more recently on uranium and autos – raises many questions as to the positive and negative effects for U.S. and foreign producers of the covered items, U.S. importers, and downstream-users in key industries such as the construction industry, as well as the impact on relationships with our global trading partners, especially the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and countries in Latin America. During the program, a panel of experienced practitioners with diverse backgrounds will discuss the new tariffs, the products covered, those countries exempted and those in limbo, and the product exclusion process. The panel also will explore WTO actions and threatened actions arising from this Administration’s deployment of Section 232, Section 301, and Section 201 tariffs, and whether, especially in the case of Section 232, we are protecting national security or risking international trade wars. 
Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend.
This “Off the Record” luncheon program is sponsored by the International Trade Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Community. Cosponsored by the American Bar Association Section of International Law; the Customs and International Trade Bar Association; the Inter-American Bar Association (D.C. Chapter) and the Virginia State Bar International Practice Section. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Remarks made during “Off the Record” programs may not be used for publication. Doors open at 11:30 am. Lunch and networking begins at 12:00 pm. Program content will begin at 12:30 pm.
**This program is offered in-person and also as a live teleconference format.
Please note: Only those registrants who sign up under the "Remote Attendance" price category will receive access to the teleconference. Teleconference information will be e-mailed to registrants no less than two hours prior to the event.
  • Mark Berry, Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
  • Benjamin Caryl, Associate General Counsel - International Trade and Public Policy, United States Steel Corporation
  • Laura El-Sabaawi, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Dante Figueroa, Partner, Woss & Partners S.C./PPLC
  • Phillip Gallas, Partner, Fisher Broyles, LLP
  • Olesya Sidorkina, Associate, Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (Moderator)
In-Person Fees: $0 Sponsoring/Cosponsoring Community Member; $10 Law Student; $15 Cosponsoring Organizations; $15 Government/NonProfit; $20 D.C. Bar Member; $25 Non-Member
Teleconference Fees: $0 Sponsoring/Cosponsoring Community Member Teleconference; $20 Cosponsoring Organizations; $20 Government/Nonprofit Teleconference; $20 D.C. Bar Member Teleconference; $30 Non-Member Teleconference; $50 Group Teleconference

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Benjamin Caryl,

Dante Figueroa,

Mark Berry,

Philip Gallas,

Laura El-Sabaawi, Wiley Rein LLP

Olesya Sidorkina,

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