Manzanares Provides Year-in-Review International Trade Law Update in Texas Bar Journal Article

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Stinson LLP Partner Elsa Manzanares details the 2022 international trade landscape in a year-in-review article for the Texas Bar Journal. Directives and geopolitical conflicts created complexity for companies conducting international business transactions and yielded many newsworthy headlines.

"The most significant developments in international trade in 2022 involved the rollout of sweeping economic sanctions on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine," Manzanares writes.

She highlights the United States' expanded rules and the national security and economic interests related to foreign-made products that contain U.S. origin content or were produced with certain U.S. technology, software or equipment. This includes the effectiveness and legality of Section 301 tariffs. Manzanares also comments on forced labor being a hot topic in 2022 after President Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

"The events of 2022 are yet another reminder that changes to the international trade laws can occur at a moment's notice, requiring businesses to remain vigilant and ready to adapt to avoid potential violations and penalties," Manzanares writes.

Manzanares is dedicated to minimizing trade and corruption risks for her clients in a wide variety of international transactions. She advises clients on U.S. and international regulations on the import and export of goods, services, software, and technology, and she represents clients in numerous industries, including aerospace, electronics, firearms, chemicals, consumer products and energy. Manzanares formerly served as Hispanic National Bar Association Region XII President, President of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, and the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors.

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