Sino-US trade tensions have brought about fundamental changes to the way global trade is conducted, with the threat of tariffs now seen as a negotiating tool when it comes to securing wider objectives. Depending on how the current round of discussions progress, however, the additional 301 tariffs currently imposed may well remain in force for the foreseeable future. Indeed, even should they be rescinded, there is no guarantee they won't return if the implementation of any future agreement falters at some point.
The current global trade environment, then, is arguably the most complex in modern history and one were a distinct protectionism sentiment is clearly on the rise. During the course of this seminar, we will explore how companies should navigate the new realities now underpinning customs and trade, international regulatory requirements, tax and funding.