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2023 International Trade Compliance Workshop

When: Postponed, Date TBD

Where: Pittsburgh Technology Council | Nova Place

About Event


POSTPONED - New Date to be announced soon!

International Trade Compliance Workshop
Presented by the International Trade Group of Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C. 

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to introduce an exciting workshop on the pressing international trade compliance topics of the day presented by the International Trade Group of Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.  

The global trade environment has changed in significant ways in recent years, with an increase in trade protectionism, new export controls around critical emerging technologies, and competition and conflict between great powers over who will drive the new economy.  

This workshop aims to provide companies with some of the knowledge and tools that are needed to successfully navigate turbulent trade waters in 2024 and beyond. 

Continuing Education Credits
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for four hours (4.0) of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credits. 

Who Should Attend:
This event is appropriate for all technology and manufacturing companies doing business with the DOD or buying/selling internationally. 

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Where: Pittsburgh Technology Council | Nova Place | 100 S Commons, Suite 172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Agenda: (Subject to change)

  • 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast 
  • 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome & US Import Fundamentals and Enforcement Trends (Susanne Cook and Megan Finkelstein) 
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | Updates: Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, and anti-forced labor enforcement and policy trends (Susanne Cook and Steve Harris) 
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Break 
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. | US Export Controls and Sanctions Fundamentals: Dual Use; ITAR and Sanctions Regime (Bruce Chiu and Tom Maxson) 
  • 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Russia and China: Export Controls & Sanctions (Sasha Phillips and Steve Harris) 
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion: Enhanced Know Your Customer (KYC) / Due Diligence Expectations and Q&A  Moderator: Bruce Chiu; Panelists: Susanne Cook, Megan Finkelstein, Steve Harris, Tom Maxson, Kristen Petrina and Sasha Phillips 
  • 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  | Lunch 
  • 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | DFARS Network Penetration Reporting and Data Security Requirements

Presented by:

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby


Cost: (Member/Non-Member):
$99 Member / $299 Non-Member 
Entrepreneur Rate: $50 Member / $299 Non-Member

Contact Information:
For content or logistics questions - Program Director: Monica Takacs, Sr. Director for Industry Networks,
For registration questions - Ama Germain, Event Planning and Marketing Assistant,
For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,

Want to attend at the member rate? Contact Brooke Wozniak at