Jul. 14, 2023

SBA and ITFA Form Alliance: What does this mean for U.S. exporters?

In an effort to expand global trade opportunities for U.S. businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  and International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) signed the Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM). If your business exports or distributes products or services overseas, or has intentions or potential to do so, what can you expect from this strategic […]

Apr. 28, 2023

Does Your Import Checklist Consider Use of Forced Labor?

I recently attended a program sponsored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce at the historic U.S. Customs House in Philadelphia.  The audience came from varied points of view concerning the import of goods into the U.S. The group included representatives from the City’s Dept. of Commerce, Philadelphia International Airport and several companies. The officials from […]

Apr. 21, 2023

International Business Series Kicks Off April 27

This spring, several members of our Corporate Law and Litigation teams will collaborate and present a three-part series about international business legal topics in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University, Lehigh Export Network, and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. Each event will be held virtually for one hour, including […]

Mar. 6, 2023

Does Artificial Intelligence Law Impact Your Business?

The increasing prevalence and sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) has been the subject of a great deal of news recently. Certain types of AI are already in use in our personal lives, such as facial recognition for mobile devices and online customer support chats and voice assistants.  From a business perspective, companies looking to leverage […]

Feb. 13, 2023

Tim Charlesworth’s Decade of Teaching at ESDES France

FLB Shareholder Tim Charlesworth just completed his 10th year of teaching at the ESDES Lyon Business School at the Catholic University of Lyon, France (Université Catholique de Lyon – UCLy). The school enjoys an affiliation with DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. Tim’s intensive, one-week International Business Law course combines legal principles with real-world examples […]

Dec. 12, 2022

Tim Charlesworth Speaks on “Doing Business Abroad” Panel

FLB Shareholder Tim Charlesworth was one of three panelists at a conference entitled “Doing Business Abroad,” hosted by the ESDES Lyon Business School of the Catholic University of Lyon (France). The other panelists were Patrick Chabredier, Head of Southern/Western Europe at ATOS Financial Solutions and Pierre Mathieu, Direction Commerciale Industrie Région Sud. Approximately 50 ESDES […]

Apr. 18, 2022

Improve Your International Trade Agreements – Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “International Distributor Agreements and Sales Contracts” in conjunction with the Lehigh Export Network and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. In this virtual session, Tim will cover the following topics: Distribution Arrangements vs. Other Market Entry Structures: Legal […]

Feb. 21, 2022

Looking to Export Services? Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Services as an Export? Technology, Engineering, Education, Arts” as part of the Pennsylvania SBDC Go Global Exporting 201 series. The U.S. is the #1 largest services exporter in the world and the 2nd largest goods exporter in […]

Dec. 15, 2021

Tim Charlesworth to Host “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems” Webinar

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at noon, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems”, in conjunction with the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley. In today’s challenging supply chain environment, US Importers need to pay close attention to details such as: using the best […]

Sep. 15, 2021

Don’t Blame Canada – It’s PA’s No. 1 Export Destination

Pennsylvania is still “Bringing the World to You.”  Earlier in September, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development hosted a series of virtual sessions with the Commonwealth’s Trade Representatives in many foreign countries.  On Monday, September 13, Canada’s Rep (Nancy Ward) was the Presenter. In addition to noting that medical device sales from Pennsylvania […]