Yearly Archives: 2017

WIIT Charitable Trust Fall 2017 Winning Scholarship Essay: The Effect of NAFTA on U.S. Oil: An Open-Ended Invitation for Success

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. For more information, please click here for details…. Read more

WIIT Charitable Trust Spring 2017 Winning Scholarship Essay: The FTA Between the U.S. and Oman: Boosting the American Auto Industry

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. For more information, please click here for details…. Read more

New U.S. Sanctions Targeting Russia Under CAATSA

New U.S. Sanctions Targeting Russia Under The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) A Non-CLE, Off-the-Record Program Proudly Presented by The D.C. Bar International Law Community In Cooperation With The ABA Section of International Law and The Association of Women in International Trade Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time… Read more

EU and EU Member State Trade Controls Compliance for North American Companies – Reach Out Summit

This summit will be unique in bringing US, EU and EU Member States Regulators together with senior trade compliance executives both from the EU and North America for two days to network, discuss and inform. The program will look at policy from a general EU and key Member States perspective and how this impacts North… Read more

7th Global Economic Summit on Global Value Chains

7th Global Economic Summit on Global Value Chains: Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainability Dates: February 22-24, 2018 Location: Mumbai, India World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries invite WIIT members to participate in a forum exploring the ways international trade is increasingly being driven by trade in value added goods and… Read more

Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law 12th Global Trade Academy

Legal Foundations and New Directions: the WTO & Beyond in an Era of Globalization Backlash Date: November 13-17, 2017 Venue: Georgetown Law, Gewirz Building, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW The Global Trade Academy is a pillar of IIEL’s Executive Education curriculum with over a decade of experience in training government, NGO, international organization and private… Read more

Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40 & Addressing the Challenges Ahead

PLEASE JOIN US IN Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40 & Addressing the Challenges Ahead The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business.  Global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring… Read more

U.S.-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit

The US-ASEAN Business Council and the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to the inaugural U.S.-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit. The bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Indonesia is growing in geopolitical importance in both commercial and political sectors. Women now play key roles in Indonesia’s transformation from an aid dependent nation,… Read more

9th Annual Global Services Summit

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to support The Coalition of Services Industries’ (CSI) annual Global Services Summit, a one-day event which brings together more than 300 key senior trade officials, policy makers, and business leaders from around the world to discuss current international trade issues, with specific interest in services…. Read more

NAFTA: A Success Story for ADM and American Agriculture

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. By Lorraine Riffle Hawley, Director for International Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland Company For more than a century, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers,… Read more

What Rules of Origin Mean for North American Competitiveness

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. A similar version recently appeared on Above The Fold, the Chamber’s online platform. By Jodi Hanson Bond, Senior Vice President, Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce A few weeks ago, trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States wrapped up the first round of negotiations to modernize the North… Read more

To boost U.S. manufacturers, reworked NAFTA should promote the free flow of data

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. By Yuri Unno, Director, International Trade Policy, Toyota Motors North America When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect in 1994, lowering trade barriers between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Internet was in its infancy. Negotiators were rightly focused on tariffs and non-tariff barriers — not the… Read more

Modernizing Trade Agreements for the 21st Century

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. By Chris Padilla, Vice President, IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs Much has changed in the world since NAFTA was enacted over twenty years ago, and the stunning growth of the internet and e-commerce is perhaps the most striking development in international trade. In 1994 when the agreement took effect,… Read more

The Intangible Value of NAFTA

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. By Karen N. Antebi, Economic Counselor for the Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C A little more than three decades ago, after years of recurrent crises under a closed import-substitution model, Mexico changed its paradigm for growth and development. In 1986 Mexico jointed the GATT, but it… Read more

NAFTA: A Proven Model for Fostering Prosperity Through Trade Liberalization

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. By Carrie Goodge O’Brien, Counsellor (Trade Policy), Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C. Consider, for a moment, a free trade zone that is the world’s biggest economic powerhouse. Under the auspices of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada, the United States and Mexico together encompass a vast economic zone… Read more

Renegotiating NAFTA – What is at Stake for American Business?

Originally Published in the Fall 2017  WIIT Communique. By Rufus Yerxa, President, National Foreign Trade Council In January of 1993 I assumed the role of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative responsible for finalizing and securing Congressional approval of the then recently negotiated NAFTA accord. President Clinton had just been elected, and he had decided not to accept NAFTA… Read more

Synergy Global Forum

Date: October 27-28, 2017 Location: The Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York City Description: Every year, Synergy Global Forum hosts conferences all around the world, offering professionals and entrepreneurs in Europe, Asia, and North America the chance to learn, network, share and grow with the brightest minds in myriad fields. This year, the… Read more

How to Get Career Clarity Without Job Hopping, Going Back to School, or Traveling the World Hoping to Find Yourself

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to Co-Sponsor Exclusive Career Clarity Online Training Date: August 20, 2017 Time: 7:30PM – 8:30PM EDT Location: Online Do you desire a better career, but feel lost or uncertain as to the specifics of what job would be a good fit for you? Would you like to… Read more

NAFTA Modernization and Border Adjustment Tax

     WIT-Los Angeles and WIIT Washington, D.C., Partnering to Present NAFTA Modernization How Will it Impact US/Canada/Mexico Trade? NAFTA renegotiation kicks off August 16 with an ambitious timetable and the stakes are huge. NAFTA has successfully integrated value chains that have made North America globally competitive, particularly with Asia. Sectors such as automotive and agriculture… Read more

Conformity and Creativity In Rules Of International Arbitration

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to Co-Sponsor “Conformity and Creativity in Rules of International Arbitration: Should Arbitral Institutions Be Choosing a Path of Convergence?”, hosted by the Litigation Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Join us for a conversation on how varied the future… Read more

“De Minimis” Thresholds Are Not Trivial

Originally Published on TradeVistas on June 16, https://tradevistas.csis.org/de-minimis-thresholds-not-trivial/ By Andrea Durkin Big Things Come in Small Packages Logistics providers say that their biggest challenge – and opportunity – right now is that customer orders are more frequent but smaller. Services like Amazon Prime Now have created an on-demand consumer expectation. Need glue for a school project? Have it on… Read more

WIIT Names Awardees for Significant Achievements in Trade

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, June 7, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Celebrating its 30th Anniversary at the George Washington University Marvin Center, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced today its annual awards. “The WIIT Board is pleased to recognize these four extraordinary women for their outstanding work in international trade. These women… Read more

WIIT Names New Leadership

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, June 7, 2017 President, Officers, and Board of Directors appointed at Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its new leadership for the 2017—2018 term. WIIT’s newly appointed President is Leslie Griffin, Senior Vice President of International Public Policy at UPS. Griffin has… Read more

The U.S.-China Relationship and the Future of the Asia-Pacific

Description: The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to co-sponsor with Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA) and Young Trade Professionals (YTP) a panel discussion on the evolving economic and security relationship between China, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region. We will follow this discussion with a Q&A session and open… Read more