The past year brought significant changes across a variety of political, legal, and policy spheres, and the world of U.S. international trade law was no exception. This edition of the revitalized Global Connection highlights developments in this arena, ranging from continuing NAFTA negotiations to updated supply chain security requirements. We also delve into greater detail on three particular developments from the last quarter of 2017, including the next steps in Russia sanctions and Cuba policies, and the early expiration of certain defense services agreements (MLAs and TAAs). These developments are sure to have lasting effects for U.S. businesses, consumers, and travelers in the years to come.
We hope that this Global Connection proves useful as businesses and individuals work through these recent changes and their impacts. Further developments are inevitable, and we will continue to highlight them here. If you have any particular suggestions for future editions of Global Connection, or would like to be included in future international events hosted by the firm, please feel free to contact us.
Sarah E. Delaney and Lindsay Short