Crash Course: Trade Policy with the Trade Guys

A CSIS Executive Education Course


CSIS is pleased to offer Crash Course: Trade Policy with The Trade Guys, a real-time virtual course September 21-22, 2020. We look forward to continuing to offer you high-quality professional development opportunities in this new format
Course Date
September 21-22, 2020
$1,000 USD                                                            

Application Deadline
September 4, 2020


Crash Course: Trade Policy with the Trade Guys is a two-day, online seminar for embassy professionals working on U.S. international trade policy and politics. The purpose behind the program is to provide participants with the knowledge necessary to better understand American trade policy under the Trump administration.

This real-time, interactive program will be conducted by CSIS experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch, known as The Trade Guys from their highly-rated weekly podcast. Bill and Scott bring over six decades of experience in nearly every aspect of trade policy to the program.


The curriculum is comprised of a series of seminars that will address a range of topics, including:

  • How trade policy is formulated by the executive branch and Congress
  • How trade remedy (AD/CVD) laws work and the obligations of respondents
  • How U.S. trade laws support or prevent specific actions
  • Key trade issues in the Trump administration
  • The challenges of multilateral institutions


This course is open to anyone new to international trade or looking for a refresher course on American trade policy.

How to Apply

Please access and complete the registration form by selecting the Register button below.



Previous and current participants include representatives from:

The Asahi Shimbun, The Asia Group, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Chevron, C.H. Robinson, DAI, Department of Homeland Security, Embassy of Australia, Embassy of Canada, Embassy of India, Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Switzerland, Ernst & Young, EX-IM Bank, Exxon Mobile, Global Strategic Communications Group, IBM Corporation, INSITU Defense, Merck & Co., Inc, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), MUFG Bank Inc., National Governors Association, National Institute of Standards & Technology, National Intelligence University, NEC Corporation of America, Port of Portland, Saint-Gobain Corporation, SK Hynix America, Sumitomo Corporation, Temasek International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Maritime Administration, UPS, USAID


For more information, please contact Joel Martinez, Program Coordinator, at