Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 09, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


The year 2019 has seen significant developments in the use of U.S. sanctions and tariffs, as well as in the country’s ongoing trade war with China. The Trump administration has imposed the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions on several countries in 2019 including Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Russia. In the same year, the U.S. revealed the terms of its phase one trade deal with China, which increases China’s purchases of the former’s products and rollbacks U.S. tariffs.

The U.S. government’s intensified use of tariffs and sanctions is expected to continue this 2020. Anticipated developments for the year ahead include the phase-specific removal of U.S. tariffs on China, Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, and evaluation of Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) as a legislative priority.

In this LIVE Webcast, international trade law experts John M. Peterson (Neville Peterson) and Jonathan Cross (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) will provide an in-depth analysis of the recent developments involving U.S. tariffs, trade wars, and sanctions. As experts, they will also present practical guidance on how companies and concerned practitioners can navigate emerging trade issues given the fast-evolving regulatory and political climate.

  • U.S. Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Sanctions in 2019 – A Review
  • Recent Trends and Developments
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of international trade laws and regulations


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

John M. Peterson, Partner
Neville Peterson LLP

John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in United States and foreign courts. Each new engagement allows him to learn about different industries, products, technologies and people. Whether the practice of law takes him to a high rise office tower in Asia, a factory on a Caribbean Island, or the control room of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, he relishes the opportunity to help clients solve problems and improve their operation.

John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign Customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.

Jonathan Cross, Counsel
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Jonathan’s practice focuses on government investigations and regulatory matters, including US economic sanctions and export control issues, CFIUS issues, and antitrust clearances and litigation.  Jonathan also has substantial experience in the field of complex commercial litigation.



John M. PetersonPartner

Neville Peterson LLP

  • Trade Wars and Tariffs: The Tariff Part
  • Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974
  • Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Goods
  • Exclusions to  Section 301 Tariffs on China
  • Ways for Dealing With Section 301 Tariffs
  • Section 232 “National Security” Tariffs
  • Exclusion  Process for Section 232 Tariffs
  • Litigation Over Section 232 Tariffs
  • Other Weapons Against Section 232 Tariffs
  • Other Section 301 Investigations
  • Tips for Dealing With Sanctions


Jonathan CrossCounsel

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • China-related sanctions developments
  • Hong Kong export control status
  • Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
  • Huawei export control restrictions
  • Venezuela sanctions developments
  • Iran sanctions developments

Date & Time:

Thursday, July 09, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • International Trade Lawyers
  • Trade Compliance Administrators and Managers
  • International Trade Specialists
  • Regulatory and Policy Managers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Risk Managers
  • Multinational Companies
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John M. PetersonPartner
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Jonathan CrossCounsel
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP



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