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ACC - Solving International Business Challenges -- Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risks

November 13-14, 2012 • Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA

Technology companies have global business models that present unique opportunities and risks.  Our team of international trade attorneys and policy advisors will address how technology companies can successfully navigate the increasingly complex maze of international regulations and agreements, including : 

1.     Reducing costs on imports: by analyzing supply chains and understanding customs rules and international agreements, high tech companies can reduce duty spend and costs.  We will provide in depth analysis of applicable customs rules and agreements on high tech products, highlighting steps companies can take to ensure duty free treatment and avoid customs’ efforts to impose unfairly high tariffs on imports.
2.     Minimizing risks on exports:  high tech products are subject to greater scrutiny and risk related to export controls and sanctions.  We will provide guidance on how these rules apply to high tech companies and steps companies can take to minimize risks.
3.     Expanding Markets and Protecting Rights through Trade Policy:     There are a number of existing agreements and ongoing trade negotiation that provide opportunities for high tech companies to expand market shares and protect investments and IP rights around the world.  We will explain how high tech companies can use existing agreements and obtain favorable language in ongoing international agreement negotiations to increase your businesses’ market share and protect its rights abroad.

Crowell & Moring is the sponsor.

John Brew, Alan Gourley and Chris Wilson will be giving this presentation.

Official Event Website
Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
John B. Brew
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2720
Alan W. H. Gourley
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2561
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