USMCA: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers – Using Multiple Approaches for Resolution
An informative webinar presented by Braumiller Law Group Of Counsel, Jim Holbein
(He ran the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce)
Thursday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress April 24 that the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Following that notification to Congress, the U.S. certified to Mexico and Canada that it’s ready for the NAFTA replacement to take effect. “The crisis and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that now, more than ever, the United States should strive to increase manufacturing capacity and investment in North America. The USMCA’s entry into force is a landmark achievement in that effort,” Lighthizer said.
This webinar will cover:
There are a variety of approaches to resolving disputes in the USMCA. This webinar will provide insight into the major dispute settlement provisions, involving trade remedies, investment and disputes between the governments. It will also cover how private parties can take advantage of the various mechanisms that cover all of the chapters to bring a problem to the Parties for resolution.
Read Jim’s latest article on the topic here.
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Meet the Speaker:
James Holbein, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC
Jim Holbein has decades of experience in trade negotiating, trade policy development, tariff nomenclature and administration, customs enforcement, international trade dispute settlement, and import compliance. In his most recent federal position he managed the development of tariff nomenclature for all Section 301 tariffs and exclusions, Miscellaneous Tariff Bills, for non-legal statistical breakouts to help firms isolate trade volumes for specific products, and supervised U.S. representation to the World Customs Organization making changes to the Harmonized System.
Jim is a former Federal Executive with more than 30 years of government experience, who most recently was responsible for supervising a professional staff maintaining the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. at the International Trade Commission (ITC). He ran the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a diplomat and trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of State. He is the author of more than 25 books, articles and conference papers dealing with international trade and dispute settlement. Read Jim’s full bio here.