International Trade in a COVID-19 World Webinar Series

Each week, VEDP’s International Trade team will be hosting a webinar designed to help you think through various aspects of international trade during this new and disruptive period. We hope you will join us for these free webinars each Thursday.

Export Financing During Uncertain Times

Date: Thursday, April 9th

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Join VEDP for a webinar to learn about export financing while navigating a rapidly and ever-changing international sales environment. The Small Business Administration (SBA) works with resource partners and their clients to identify and finance export opportunities. Learn how the SBA reduces risk and enables easier access to capital as you prepare to pursue the global marketplace. Elizabeth Thomas of the Export-Import Bank of the United States will also discuss how companies can explore options for working capital to best protect themselves in this uncertain time.

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  • Bill Houck, Export Finance Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Elizabeth Thomas, Business Development Specialist, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Global Trade Disruptions: What Businesses Should know About Tariffs, Trade Actions, and Supply Chains

Date: Thursday, April 16th

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sweeping tariffs and trade actions continue to impact the operations of Virginia manufacturers, importers and exporters. Learn how to navigate your company through the current environment of uncertainty. Topics for discussion include ways to mitigate tariff liability, how tariff exclusion processes work, and resources to help companies facilitate international trade. Eric Johnson of the Journal of Commerce will also speak about supply chain stability during COVID-19.

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  • Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, Journal of Commerce
  • Stacy Ettinger, Partner, K&L Gates

Re-shape your International Business Strategy for 2020

Date: Thursday, April 23rd

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Companies are scrambling to navigate the business uncertainty presented by COVID-19.  Learn from Capstone Strategic, how to re-shape your international business strategy for 2020 and be ready to identify and pursue opportunities in a post-COVID world.

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  • Matt Craft, Capstone


Date: Thursday, April 30th

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.


  • John Worthington, IBT Online


  • COVID-19 impacts to Marketing landscape: Adjustments to your Marketing Strategy
  • Improve digital marketing presence, downloadable materials, social media, online tools

Prior Webinars

Legal Considerations During Uncertain Tines

Date: Thursday, April 2nd

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

COVID-19 has added a perilous new dimension to an already complex landscape for international transactions. On April 2nd, Adam Munitz, a partner at FH+H law firm, will discuss contract measures that U.S. companies can take to mitigate the unique risk presented by the global pandemic, focusing primarily on the newly-relevant Force Majeure provision and its mechanics and limitations, the contract theories of “frustration” and “impossibility,” the adjustment of payment terms, and other legal strategies. 

We will discuss how companies can make sure they are working to best protect themselves in this uncertain time.

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Speaker : 

Adam Munitz is a partner with FH+H. Mr. Munitz represents, advises, and counsels companies and individuals in a wide variety of matters including foreign investment, export compliance, international business transactions, FOCI (foreign ownership, control, and influence), reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and government contracting. Holding a security clearance, Mr. Munitz has spent years supporting agencies and corporations in the defense and national security sectors.