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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

April 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week seven: Trade Enforcement: How Trade Disputes are Resolved

Once a trade agreement is signed, how does the U.S. make sure the terms are followed? Former U.S. Department of Commerce chief counsel for trade enforcement and compliance John McInerney joins Ethan Corson to examine the finer points of trade enforcement, including how U.S. industries seek relief from unfairly traded imports, “dumping,” countervailing duties and more. McInerney served as the chief legal advisor to the department of commerce for antidumping and countervailing duty matters, and was involved in almost every major administrative proceeding, negotiation, litigation and dispute relating to these laws during that period. He has briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, NAFTA panels, WTO Panels and the WTO Appellate body.

About spring 2019 discussion groups: Once considered an area of bipartisan consensus, support has eroded for the idea that free trade benefits the U.S. and that engagement with the global economy is essential to the nation’s economic growth. An alumnus of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the current executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party, Dole Fellow Ethan Corson leads an exploration of the issues surrounding international trade, including the different approaches taken by recent presidential administrations. Corson and his guests will dissect arguments for and against free trade and provide the historical context for understanding today’s debate.

This program is free and open to the public.


April 3, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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