Wednesday, June 17, 2020
12-1:15 p.m. EDT
The post-war international consensus, resulting in the creation of the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO, has been increasingly challenged in recent years. The pandemic has accelerated calls for self-sufficiency and protectionism. The march towards ever-increasing international integration and global supply chains is being questioned more than ever. How will these trends manifest in the legal frameworks for trade and investment post-pandemic? Against this backdrop, please join us for a one-hour complimentary webinar where we will discuss:
- Foreign investment review
- Will more barriers to foreign investment be erected in Canada?
- Will national security review be applied to investments in sectors well beyond traditional areas of national security concerns (military, defence, telecom, sensitive technology) to encompass a broad range of sectors (e.g., health-related products, scarce natural resources)?
- Will foreign investments in certain sectors effectively require proof of significant benefit to Canada to overcome concerns about “self-sufficiency”? What terms might apply?
- What obstacles to foreign investment are being established in other major jurisdictions?
- International trade
- Are more tariff and non-tariff barriers likely to emerge?
- What will be the lasting impact of the pandemic on supply chains?
- What is happening at the WTO? What is its role in a crisis like this?
- Will the pandemic affect the implementation of the USMCA? Will it impact other trade agreements?
- Crisis in the energy sector: Is a North American fortress approach possible?
Please confirm your attendance by Monday, June 15, 2020
We hope you can join us!
LSBC: This session is registered for one Substantive Hour with the Law Society of British Columbia.
LSO: This program is eligible for up to one Substantive Hour with the Law Society of Ontario.
Barreau du Québec: An application for verification of eligibility has been submitted to the Barreau du Québec
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