Making the New Free Trade Agreements Work for You - WTP host and speaker

Date: February 26, 2013 - 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

WTP offices, 7 St. Paul Street, 19th floor, Baltimore MD 21202

Join speakers Eric Sohn and Julie Anglin, Desk Officers at the US Department of Commerce; Michael Allocca, President of Allocca Enterprises; and Alex Koff, Co-Chair of WTP'sInternational practice, as they delve into the opportunities created by the new Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama.


8:15 – 8:30am                    Check-in and Continental Breakfast


 8:30 – 9:00am                    Welcome Remarks


                            Opportunities Created by FTAs


                Bill Burwell, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Baltimore



                                        Alexander Koff, Attorney/Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP                                   


9:00 – 10:00am                  Taking Advantage of the Recent FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama


Eric Sohn, Korea Desk Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce


                                                Julie Anglin, Colombia Desk Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce


 10:00 -- 10:10am               Break


 10:10 – 11:10am                How  are These New FTAs Different from Older Agreements, Such as NAFTA and CAFTA?


FTA Terms and Definitions; FTA Eligibility Rules; Specific Rules of Origin and Supporting Documentation


                                                Michael Allocca, President, Allocca Enterprises                                  


 11:10  – 1130am                Case Study with a U.S. Company Doing Business in Korea and Colombia


 11:30 -                                   Networking