Celia Bigoness is a Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Cornell’s first transactional law clinic. In addition to teaching at the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Professor Bigoness teaches “Introduction to Transactional Lawyering” and organizes the annual Cornell Law School Transactional Lawyering Competition. Before joining Cornell, she spent seven years practicing corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, London, and Paris. Her experience includes project finance, leveraged finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Bigoness received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, and her A.B. from Harvard.
Whether your business exports globally or imports into the United States, understanding the economic impact of trade tariffs is crucial. Trade tariffs are a tax on products that enter a country's national borders, and they are imposed to varying degrees by most countries around the world. And just as with any other tax on business activities, a business can change the scope and magnitude of any tariffs it is required to pay by altering its sales or procurement practices.
This course will provide the tools needed to assess the economic impact of U.S. tariff laws on any prospective import by a U.S. business. You will discover how to assess and compare tariffs, empowering you to minimize financial impact while achieving other business objectives. You will also examine the legal limits of tariff engineering — a common method for tariff reduction — and gain valuable insights into how U.S. tariff laws align with historical global practices.
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Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders doing international business
- Public and nonprofit professionals
- Business developers
- Finance and accounting professionals
- Human resource or talent management professionals
- Compliance or risk-management professionals
- Anyone looking to work effectively with legal professionals