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Putting FIRRMA into Practice: What CFIUS Reform Means for Foreign Investment in the United States

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM ET

On August 13, President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), the first reform of the screening process for foreign investment in the United States in over a decade. The law, which updates operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), will be implemented against the backdrop of potential threats to national security posed by new and emerging technologies, a rising suspicion of the motivations behind foreign investment by strategic competitors, and a global economic environment characterized by increased tensions and tit-for-tat retaliation.

On Tuesday, September 25, CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy will hold a live webcast featuring a keynote address by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), followed by an expert panel discussion exploring the key open issues from FIRRMA and how the U.S. foreign investment and export control regimes will evolve.

Giovanna M. Cinelli, leader of our international trade and national security practice, will be a panelist on “Putting FIRRMA Into Practice: Implications for the Investment Screening Regime.”