Start Date: 3/12/2020 4:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/12/2020 5:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: Baker & McKenzie LLP Location:
815 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC United States 20006
On November 26, 2019, the US Department of Commerce ("Commerce") issued a highly anticipated proposed rule with proposed regulations to implement Executive Order 13873, “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain." The executive order gives the Secretary of Commerce unprecedented authority to prevent or modify transactions involving information and communications technology and services (“ICTS”) originating in countries designated as “foreign adversaries” which pose an undue risk to critical infrastructure or the digital economy in the United States, or an unacceptable risk to US national security or the safety of United States persons. Any transaction in any industry that is ongoing as of, or was initiated on or after, May 15, 2019, can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and there is no mechanism by which a company may seek to clear transactions in advance. The proposed regulations in the current form will likely create substantial uncertainty for the U.S. and global companies that engage in ICTS transactions, potentially endangering deals.
Commerce received a significant number of public comments on the proposed rule. During this program, we will hear from a panel of speakers representing trade associations and companies that submitted comments. We will discuss the roadmap outlined in the proposed regulations, the challenges for U.S. and global companies, and the solutions presented by the speakers in their comments.
Maryam Cope, Director of Government Relations, Semiconductor Industry Association
Richard Sawaya, Vice President, National Foreign Trade Council
Cheryl Palmeri, Chief Trade Counsel, IBM Corporation
Patrick Lozada, Director of Global Policy, Telecommunications Industry Association
Maria Sergeyeva, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP
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