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Successive rounds of GATT/WTO negotiations and free trade area negotiations such as those leading to the NAFTA have presented opportunities for those importers and domestic industries that are alert to the developments in these negotiations and that present their views effectively.

Barnes/Richardson has represented clients in every round of GATT/WTO negotiations since 1948, and is well versed in the intricacies of such international trade negotiations. The Firm now brings this experience to the proceedings of the World Trade Organization, EU and other multi-lateral organizations.

June 14, 2017
Commerce Seeks Public Comment on Draft Sugar Suspension Agreement
June 15, 2017
Gerrish Confirmed as Deputy USTR Nominee
June 15, 2017
U.S. and China Finalize Beef Agreement, 13 Year Import Ban Lifted
June 2, 2017
President Trump Announces Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
June 2, 2017
Jeffrey Gerrish Is Rumored Nominee for Deputy USTR
June 1, 2017
Section 201 Global Safeguards Petition Filed Concerning Imports of Residential Washers
June 1, 2017
Two Bills Introduced in House and Senate Aimed at Reforming Trade Enforcement, Boosting U.S. Manufacturing
May 26, 2017
ITC Institutes Investigation of the Effects of NAFTA Tariff Elimination
May 25, 2017
ITC Initiates Solar Panel Global Safeguard Investigation
May 22, 2017
USTR Announces Public Comment Period and Hearing Date for NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives
May 22, 2017
USTR Requests ITC Investigation into Economic Effects of NAFTA Agricultural Import Tariff Elimination
May 19, 2017
BIS Issues Notice with Additional Information for Upcoming Section 232 Steel Hearing
May 18, 2017
President Trump Starts NAFTA Modification Process
May 16, 2017
USDA Plans Reorganization; Undersecretary for Trade Office Created
May 11, 2017
Senate Confirms Robert Lighthizer for USTR
May 10, 2017
International Trade Commission Institutes Second and Third Parts of Digital Trade Investigation
May 9, 2017
Bureau of Industry and Security Solicits Public Comments, Announces Public Hearing for Section 232 Aluminum Investigation
April 28, 2017
President Trump Directs Commerce to Expedite National Security Investigation of Aluminum Imports
April 27, 2017
Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Petition Filed Concerning 100- to 150- Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada
April 26, 2017
Bureau of Industry and Security Solicits Public Comments, Announces Public Hearing for Section 232 Steel Investigation
April 26, 2017
Section 201 Petition Filed Concerning Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules
April 25, 2017
Commerce Issues Preliminary Affirmative CVD, Critical Circumstances Determinations for Canadian Softwood Lumber
April 25, 2017
Finance Committee Approves Lighthizer's USTR Waiver and Nomination
April 21, 2017
Commerce Department, USTR Solicit Public Comment on Trade Deficit Omnibus Report
April 20, 2017
President Trump Directs Commerce to Expedite National Security Investigation of Steel Imports
April 20, 2017
President Trump Issues "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order
March 24, 2017
Ways & Means Chair Calls Border Adjustment Tax a "Given", Treasury Sec'y Seeks to Reassure U.S. Retail, Importers
February 22, 2017
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters into Force
February 21, 2017
Sen. Graham, Other Republican Senators, and Retail Industry Voice Doubts About Ryan's "Better Way" Tax Plan
February 2, 2017
White House Indicates All Trade Deals to Be Reviewed
February 2, 2017
Presidential Memorandum Calls for Regulatory Freeze Until March 21st
January 24, 2017
President Trump Signed a Presidential Memorandum Withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP
January 19, 2017
Presidential Authority over Trade
January 19, 2017
The National Trade Council
April 28, 2016
U.S. Steel Asks for General Exclusion Order on Chinese Steel
May 19, 2015
Senate Votes in Favor of GSP
May 11, 2015
President Obama Promotes TPP at Nike Headquarters
Friday April 24, 2015
Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee Pass TPA, Customs Reauthorization, and GSP Bills
April 22, 2015
Indictment for Illegally Shipping $24 Million of Microelectronics to Iran
April 20, 2015
Senate Finance Committee Holds Open Executive Session on Four Trade Bills
April 14, 2015
Commerce and USTR Report: “The United States of Trade”
April 6, 2015
Parameters for a Nuclear Deal with Iran
March 13, 2015
WTO Appellate Body’s New Procedure
March 12, 2015
Teamsters File Appeal to Fight Mexican Trucking
March 10, 2015
Executive Order in Response to Venezuela’s Human Rights Violations
March 6, 2015
USTR Releases Report on Notorious Markets
February 23, 2015
West Coast Operators and Dockworkers Reach Resolution to Contract Dispute
May 25, 2017
BRC Partner Brian Walsh Speaks on Effects of Trump Trade Policy on NAFTA
May 4, 2017
BRC Partner Lawrence Friedman to Speak at Upcoming PERT Event
March 8, 2017
Barnes Partner Lawrence Friedman Quoted Regarding Tariff Engineering in Washington Post
March 3, 2017
Brian F. Walsh Addresses Trump Administration Trade Policies at the Meritas Asian Regional Meeting in Singapore
November 21, 2014
BRC Chicago Presents Customs Enforcement in Civil and Common Law Jurisdictions at Recent ABA Fall Meeting
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
Mar. 25, 2014
The Impact of New European Data Privacy Actions
March 25, 2014
BRC Associate Helena Sullivan Publishes Article on EU Privacy
April 8, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Partner Quoted in Ria Novosti Article
November 29, 2012
New Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Resource Guide Provides Useful Guidance
Sept. 25, 2012
Report: Conflict Minerals and the Supply Chain
By: Shama K. Patari
September 10, 2012
Barnes/Richardson Partner to Speak at Upcoming Trade and Transportation Events
July 31, 2012
David Forgue to Speak at Colombia Trade Seminar
February 4, 2011
COMPLIANCE UPDATE: New Immigration Form I-129 Requires Certification of Deemed Export Compliance for H, L and O Petitions for Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
October 25, 2010
EU Country of Origin Marking
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
May 30, 2008
First Sale Appraisement in the EU: Alive and Well
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
March 26, 2008
A Practical Guide to REACH - The EU Chemical Classification System
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
February 4, 2008
The Importance of Copyrighting Products' Packaging
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
January 14, 2008
The Role of Trade in the 2008 Elections
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
October 12, 2007
Counteract Counterfeits
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
October 2, 2007
Brand Owners Can Prevent Increasingly Costly Offshore Counterfeit Activities
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
July 13, 2007
Strategies for Dealing with Counterfeiting
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
July 13, 2007
CBP Commissioners Speak on Cargo Security
June 21, 2007
BIS Final Rule Revises Export Policy for China
Apr. 24, 2007
A Practice Guide to REACH - The EU Chemical Classification System
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
Apr. 20, 2007
California's Proposition 65
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
March 1, 2007
Enlargement Fatigue in the European Union
By: David G. Forgue
November 11, 2005
Transaction Value in Canada
May 1, 2004
"Who's Who" in Customs and International Trade Law
By: David G. Forgue
November 10, 2003
WTO APPELLATE BODY RULES ON STEEL SAFEGUARDS
June 10, 2003
United States and Singapore Sign Free Trade Agreement
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
January 1, 2003
North Korean Trade Rules Eased
By: David G. Forgue
January 1, 2003
EU Privacy Directory and Safe Harbors
January 1, 2003
CONTRACT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS -- A PRIMER
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.

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