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March 2019

Transatlantic Ties: Tough Choices Ahead | A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
WCIT Office, 1301 5th Ave, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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A WCIT Members-Only Event: The value of U.S.-E.U. trade cannot be overstated: U.S. goods and services trade with the E.U. surpassed $1 trillion in 2016 and the E.U. countries, together, rank 1st as an export market for the United States. With $11.1 billion in exports to the E.U. each year, Washington state businesses understand the importance of this vibrant trade relationship. WCIT is honored to host a Members-only conversation with Ambassador Gordon Sondland to gain critical insights regarding important policy…

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April 2019

WCIT 2019 Trade Summit

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

April 23, 2019  •  12-5PM  •  Downtown Seattle Register now! We are thrilled to announce our most anticipated annual event:  WCIT Trade Summit 2019! Each year the half-day conference attracts more than 300 of the state’s business, government, and community leaders to connect and learn about key issues in international trade policy. 2019 Trade Summit Featured Speakers - Check back for speaker updates! Edward AldenSenior Fellow, Council on Fore­­­ign Relations Rep. Suzan DelBeneD-WA 1st District Ambassador Mickey KantorFormer U.S.…

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May 2019

WCIT and BNSF Present: Keep Freight Moving Annual Freight Policy Breakfast

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am UTC+0

Register Now! In an increasingly interconnected economy, the ability to move goods reliably and quickly is essential for both consumers and businesses. Unfortunately, freight bottlenecks and other forms of congestion cost U.S. businesses about $200 billion a year due to the increased price to move goods.  Improving our freight networks will allow us to keep pace with rapid economic growth and help us attract more employers who want to take advantage of our convenient access to and from the rest of the world. Join WCIT for…

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June 2019

A Conversation with Ambassador Gary Locke

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0

Join WCIT for a conference call with Ambassador Gary Locke to learn more about the USMCA along with other pressing trade policy issues, such as the U.S.-China trade dispute. Locke is the Honorary Co-Chair of the Pass USMCA Coalition, a group of businesses, associations, and advocacy groups working together to ensure swift passage of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement. Locke served as the U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 2011 to 2014 and as Secretary of Commerce from…

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WCIT Advisory Board Meeting | Quarter 2

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Advisory board members are welcome to join via conference call or in person to review WCIT’s policy work so far in 2019 and discuss advocacy strategy for the year’s second quarter. A detailed invitation has been distributed via email.

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September 2019

Panel on Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Goods and Potential Relief

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+0
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 701 Fifth Avenue (Columbia Tower, 61st Floor)
Seattle, Washington 98104 United States
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Hear from a panel of experts on the status of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese-origin goods, the process to request relief, and some lessons learned so far in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. The speakers will share their practical experience and discuss the relief granted so far, and some factors to consider before the September 30 deadline for List 3. RSVP to Angela Green:

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September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Advisory board members are welcome to join via conference call or in person to review WCIT’s policy work so far in 2019 and discuss advocacy strategy for the year. A detailed invitation has been distributed via email.

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Coffee And Conversation with Rufus Yerxa

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC+0

Join us on September 20 as we host Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), for an intimate and trade-focused conversation over coffee. Before NFTC, Yerxa served as Deputy United States Trade Representative and Deputy Director General of the WTO.Yerxa will share his latest insights from D.C. and around the globe, including what we might expect from USMCA and the ongoing trade dispute with China. We hope you will carve out the time to join us…

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2019 WCIT D.C. Fly-In

September 23 - October 1
$500 – $1680

Fighting for Trade From Washington to Washington Now more than ever, it is vital that WCIT members advocate for Washington's global competitiveness. Improving U.S.-China relations, thwarting escalating tariffs, and passage of the USMCA are crucial for our state. Fortunately, WCIT Members have an outsized ability to impact policy because of our strong business leadership, diverse industries, and bipartisan support for smart trade policy. Please join us in Washington, D.C. to meet with Hill leaders, Administration officials, diplomats, and thought leaders.

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October 2019

Small, Women, and Minority-Owned Business Exporting Workshop

October 29 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

DISCLAIMER: Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By registering for and/or attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. You also grant the event organizers (Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) and UPS and those acting on their behalf) full rights to use the images(including your likeness) resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes without compensation or acknowledgement. This might include (but…

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