Changes affecting international trade will highlight the annual World Trade Seminar in the Eccles Conference Center at Utah State University April 6.
Michael B. Smith, former U.S. trade representative and president of SJS Advanced Strategies, will start the seminar at 8:30 a.m. by discussing American trade policies in the 1990s.That will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by a panel of exporters and experts in international law, finance and transportation giving advice on how to become a successful exporter.
The trade agreement between the United States and Canada will be discussed at 11:15 a.m. by Ellen Ruth Zeisler, consul and trade commissioner for the Canadian consulate in San Francisco, and Thomas Roesch, senior commercial officer for the U.S. consulate in Calgary, Canada.
Other speakers will be Gilbert Kaplan, head of the international trade practice for the Washington, D.C., law firm of Morrison and Foerster; Earl Fry, director of graduate studies and research in the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University; and Larry Hansen, technology transfer consultant for the state's Centers of Excellence program.
Co-sponsors are the World Trade Association of Utah; the Utah Division of Business and Economic Development; Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration; and Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity.