Inside Trade

July 23, 2024

Insider Interview

Companies weighing national security, trade issues earlier as stakes rise

By Oliver Ward  / January 17, 2024 at 3:03 PM
Businesses are talking to government officials about the national security implications of products and weighing trade compliance issues much earlier than ever in the design process, Jeannette Chu, vice president of national security policy at the National Foreign Trade Council, tells Inside U.S. Trade . “It used to be that you developed something, and you'd be like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to classify this,” Chu said in an interview. “Now, I think those conversations are taking place earlier because the stakes...

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