Trade Disputes, Steel, Sweaters and Wine: Repairing the US-EU Relationship under the Biden Administration
With the January 2021 inauguration now behind us, how the Biden Administration addresses the major trade issues which have been a focus of the Trump Administration will impact European companies manufacturing globally and importing into the U.S. This webinar will discuss the Biden Administration’s intention to repair the US-EU relationship and to work with the EU on China’s unfair trade and forced labor practices. Our speakers will also address several substantive issues including the long running Airbus-Boeing dispute and additional tariffs on products enacted by both sides of the Atlantic, the Digital Services Tax and the impact of using tariffs as a negotiating tool.
Hubert SurvilleHubert Surville, CEO & Founder – Surville Enterprises Corp.
Hubert Surville has been in the wine and spirits business in Florida since the early 1990’s. He is President and Founder of Surville Enterprises, a corporation providing compliance services and corporation management to exporters of wine and spirits into the US since 2006. He is COO of Barton and Guestier USA and Patriarche USA, which are leading companies in French still and sparkling wines since 2011. Before that, Hubert held various positions in the wine and spirits industry and started his career in France in the dairy and beverage sector. Hubert received various accolades in the world of business and wines, is Trade Counselor to the French government on wines & spirits, and was a Board Member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida for 20 years.
Laura Siegel RabinowitzLaura Siegel Rabinowitz, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig [Moderator]
Laura Siegel Rabinowitz is a Partner at Greenberg Traurig and counsels domestic and multinational businesses on complex supply chain issues and other complicated challenges associated with trade, advising on mitigation of duty exposure and compliance. Laura has deep experience handling international trade projects for clients, including multinational importers, exporters, manufacturers, retailers, customs brokers, and freight forwarders.
Ryan EvansSenior Trade Policy Adviser – Consulate General of the United Kingdom in Atlanta
Ryan Evans serves as the Senior Trade Policy Advisor for the British Consulates General in Atlanta and Miami. Covering the seven Southeastern states, she promotes the British government’s international trade policy objectives, including the completion of a comprehensive UK-US Free Trade Agreement.
Evans previously worked for Georgia’s Senator Johnny Isakson from 2009-2019. Starting as an intern, she worked her way up to becoming the senator’s Foreign Policy Advisor. During her tenure, she covered issues related to foreign and trade policy, national security, and veterans’ affairs. Evans earned her Master’s Degree from the Elliott School at the George Washington University in International Development Studies. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University.
Tomas Baert Head of Section – Trade & Agriculture – Delegation of the European Union to the United StatesTomas BaertHead of Section – Trade & Agriculture – Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Tomas Baert is the Head of the Trade & Agriculture Section at the European Union Delegation in Washington DC since August 2018, in charge of the planning, management and coordination of EU trade policy in the US. Tomas joined the European Commission in 2005 and held various positions at DG Trade in Brussels and at the EU Representation to the WTO in Geneva. Dossiers he handled in various capacities include: BREXIT, TTIP, the EU-India FTA and EU-Korea FTA, as well as WTO negotiations including multilateral negotiations on intellectual property rights and competition policy. Before joining the European Commission, Tomas worked as an EU government affairs representative for US multinational DuPont. Tomas holds an MSC from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MA from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium. He spent a term at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and completed the Mastering Trade Policy program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.