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June 2019

A Conversation with Ambassador Gary Locke

June 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - October 1, 2019
$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, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Europe’s Economic Outlook: Challenges and Policy Priorities: A Roundtable Breakfast Discussion

January 16

By Invitation Only Leading European Union economists Kris Orsini and Ben Carliner will discuss the recently released EU economic forecast, the major challenges facing EU policy makers, and the likely policy priorities of the new EU leadership. Kris Orsini is Counsellor for Economic and Financial Affairs and Ben Carliner is the Senior Economist at the EU's embassy in Washington, DC. They cover the US and EU economies, focusing on monetary and fiscal policies; international economic coordination including the G-7 and G-20; Multilateral Financial Institutions, particularly the IMF; and trans-Atlantic…

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A Members-Only Tour of Sea-Tac Airport

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been one of the fastest-growing airports in the country over the last decade, and the airport has been undergoing major infrastructure upgrades to be able to accommodate that massive increase in passenger volumes. Join other WCIT members for a VIP, behind the scenes tour to get more information about what to expect from your airport over the coming years. In particular, the fastest growing portion of that increased travel has been international flights and passengers, with 13…

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May 2020

POSTPONED: WCIT Young Professionals Event

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
K&L Gates, 925 4th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98104 United States
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EVENT POSTPONED Check back soon for more details! Save the date to join WCIT for our second annual Young Professionals Networking event! Learn about trade issues impacting early and mid-career professionals and Washington's local economy at large. Stay tuned for speaker and event details to come!

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