Free Trade Agreements

This educational session will touch on proven benefits of trade deals like the AUSFTA, look at what the prospective benefits of a TPP agreement would be, and provide an update on other trade deals that are progressing or have been concluded such as Australia-Japan, Australia-China, and RCEP (ASEAN + Japan, China, Korea and Australia). We will look at case studies of companies that have positioned themselves to take advantage of the network of trade deals that have emerged.

Companies interested in doing business and currently doing business in the Asia-Pacific region will benefit from understanding the changing landscape and how they might position themselves to take advantage.

Asia-Pacific Markets are Ripe with Opportunity

As U.S. companies scour the globe for customers with money to spend, the Asia-Pacific region stands out. Two billion Asians joined the middle class in the last 20 years, and another 1.2 billion are expected to do so by 2020. According the IMF, the world economy will grow by $21.6 trillion over the next five years, and nearly half of that growth will be in Asia.

pat-fazzonePatrick is a partner at the Washington DC- based law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton, PLLC. He specializes in sophisticated commercial transactions, corporate law, technology transfers and international trade law. Patrick has worked closely with a large number of US companies and individuals doing business in Australia and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region in a variety of industries from oil and gas to infrastructure projects, hi-tech, manufacturing and financial services. Patrick has advised companies on the protection of their intellectual property, establishment and structuring of start-up companies, joint ventures and other commercial arrangements, contracting with the United States and foreign governments, and the drafting of sales and technology agreements.  Patrick is also Chairman of the Trade and Government Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. He focuses on providing practical and effective advice and solutions to his clients.

No cost to attend.  Registration is required.

Sept 29: Huntsville  11:30am – 1pm
Sept 30: Birmingham  
11:30am – 1pm
Oct 1: Mobile   8:30am – 10:00am


If you do not see a form above, please call 205-348-7621 to register.

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