EXTREME Uncertainty About Trade…And We Are Doing Something About It


How uncertain the world about trade? Here are quotes from today's axios.com article on the recent U.S. and China trade announcement:
— "The manufacturing industry has slowed to the point of stagnation," Goldman analysts said in a note.
— “There is not yet a viable path to existing tariffs declining, and tariff escalation remains a meaningful risk,” Morgan Stanley analysts said.
— “The market has basically been held hostage by the trade negotiations,” Bryn Mawr Trust CIO Jeffrey Mills said on CNBC Friday.
— JPMorgan equity analysts said in a note that the deal is unlikely to have a material effect on the already slowing U.S. manufacturing and services sectors.
— Analysts at Evercore wrote in a note. “We do not expect tariff cuts in 2020."
— UBS' NYSE floor director Art Cashin told CNBC. “I think it could be a temporary truce that wouldn’t last very long.”'

That's why AAPN is hosting the 2019 AAPN Mexico Leadership Forum: State of the Industry on December 3 & 4 in Mexico City, Mexico. You can see the agenda, register and secure your hotel room here: https://www.aapnetwork.net/2019-aapn-leadership-mexico-forum

Yes, of source we have an agenda. but the entire meeting will revolve around and talk by and interaction afterwards from Nicole Bivens Collinson, the most highly qualified Washington insider and veteran of trade and diplomacy that we know exists. Register and meet her (and check out this amazing background)

NICOLE BIVENS COLLINSON leads the International Trade and Government relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C., office. She is also a member of the Firm's Operating Committee and a commentator on trade matters on MSNBC and NPR.

 Ms. Collinson has over 30 years of experience in government, public affairs and lobbying. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation positively affecting the bottom line of many U.S. companies.  Clients have saved millions of dollars through the successful drafting, guidance and passage of legislation that reduces or eliminates duties — crafting creative measures to benefit clients such as blocking changes to the First Sale doctrine, Miscellaneous Tariff Bills, specific trade preference legislation, the Generalized System of Preferences, etc.  Such a track record demonstrates her ability to effectively move your agenda forward.

 Ms. Collinson prepares countries, companies and associations for negotiations with the United States on free trade agreements, trade and investment agreements, labor disputes or other preferential programs. She is well-known for her ability to foster dialogue among a diverse set of stakeholders to resolve complex issues in trade policy making and implementation. She also works directly with U.S. multinational corporations and associations, as well as foreign companies, associations and government agencies, to clearly represent their positions in Washington. In doing so she analyzes and monitors cross-cutting trade issues, including labor, the environment, food safety, customs regulations, international development and others, and helps build strong coalitions to advocate for change.