US-China Commerce in the Crosshairs of American National Security Politics, Policy, and Regulations—a conversation with Squire Patton Boggs

President Trump has been aggressively exercising his executive power in challenging China’s leadership on the basis of US national security, through multiple executive orders and tariff measures that aim to cut China out of the supply chain for US critical infrastructure, such as telecom, power grids, and raw materials like steel and aluminum. In Congress, there is also an intensifying effort to address Chinese national security concerns, with the House GOP in particular elevating tough-on-China messaging as a key campaign strategy in its fight to regain a majority. This is certainly not simply a partisan issue, though, and campaign season seems already to be increasing China-focused policy promotion on both sides of the aisle. Several legislative proposals echo the Trump Administration’s strategy to deploy new tools against China on national security grounds, while also fostering greater American ingenuity and innovation. Aside from the legislative debate on emerging technology, the enactment of FIRRMA (The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act) has significantly expanded CFIUS’ authority, which includes defining which critical emerging and foundational technologies qualify as covered transactions, viewed through a national security lens. 

Please join George Grammas and Jeff Turner, partners at Squire Patton Boggs, for a discussion on US national security and China, as they will take a comprehensive examination of the overlapping regulatory compliance, policy and political undercurrents aspects of the US national strategy against China, as well as to share their views on how US companies operating in China can navigate the increasingly challenging business environment. 

This call will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 9:00am EDT in the United States or 9:00pm in China.

This event is for USCBC member companies and invited guests only. Registration is required. Dial-in information will be provided upon registration approval on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00pm EDT .

President Trump has been aggressively exercising his executive power in challenging China’s leadership on the basis of US national security, through multiple executive orders and tariff measures that aim to cut China out of the supply chain for US critical infrastructure, such as telecom, power grids, and raw materials like steel and aluminum. In Congress, there is also an intensifying effort to address Chinese national security concerns, with the House GOP in particular elevating tough-on-China messaging as a key campaign strategy in its fight to regain a majority. This is certainly not simply a partisan issue, though, and campaign season seems already to be increasing China-focused policy promotion on both sides of the aisle. Several legislative proposals echo the Trump Administration’s strategy to deploy new tools against China on national security grounds, while also fostering greater American ingenuity and innovation. Aside from the legislative debate on emerging technology, the enactment of FIRRMA (The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act) has significantly expanded CFIUS’ authority, which includes defining which critical emerging and foundational technologies qualify as covered transactions, viewed through a national security lens. 

George Grammas and Jeff Turner, partners at Squire Patton Boggs, led a discussion on US national security and China. They took a comprehensive examination of the overlapping regulatory compliance, policy and political undercurrents aspects of the US national strategy against China. They also shared their views on how US companies operating in China can navigate the increasingly challenging business environment. 

Event Details

When:
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Where:

Registration

Deadline:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Event Contact

Contact:
Vivian Zhu
Phone:
202-429-0340 ext. 208