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Maria Celis, Partner, Neville Peterson LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s NAFTA Renegotiation Webcast

Maria Celis, Partner, Neville Peterson LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s NAFTA Renegotiation: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks

New York, NY, August 18, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Maria Celis, Partner, Neville Peterson LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “NAFTA Renegotiation: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks.” This event is scheduled for September 07, 2017 @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET).

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About Maria Celis

Maria E. Celis has worked in Customs and international trade for over 17 years, and is a partner in the New York office of Neville Peterson LLP. She practices in the areas of international trade, Customs, export law, Food and Drug Administration, and other federal regulatory matters. She is admitted to practice before various federal courts, including U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Celis has been asked to speak before numerous groups regarding trade, including: Cargo Logistics America in San Diego, California; the Mediterranean Anglo- American Business Network (MAABN) in Aix-en Provence and Marseille, France; the Midwest Global Trade Association (MGTA), in Minneapolis, MN; and the Xinji Chamber of Commerce in Hebei, China, on such issues as Exporting and Business Strategies During a Recession, INCOTERMS, Free Trade Agreements, Essential in Commercial Contracts, and Payment Terms in International Commercial Contracts; and NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.

The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.

Event Synopsis:
After U.S. President Trump's formal announcement of his plan to renegotiate NAFTA last May 18, 2017, trade professionals and practitioners are now in hot debate about the objectives, key pointers and potential challenges of the said uptake. The mandatory 90-day period which has started on the day of the announcement and will conclude on August 16th, will be critical for everyone as renegotiation points and other public comments are expected to be discussed.

Moreover, since the official renegotiation is yet to be started and preparations are still on, U.S., Mexican and Canadian companies doing international businesses must closely monitor the latest updates to be kept informed.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and trade professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of NAFTA renegotiation and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the latest updates involving this significant issue. Speakers will also provide the audience, particularly international companies, with practical strategies and tips on how to cope with possible changes that may be brought by the upcoming renegotiation.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- North America Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) – Legal Framework
- Trump's Initial Steps
- Renegotiation Points
- Anticipated Opportunities
- Potential Challenges
- Strategies and Tips for U.S., Mexican and Canadian Companies

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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