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Friday, March 6, 2020

Around the World with Trade Deals – Global Chamber® and the Thunderbird School of Global Management

On March 5, 2020, the Global Chamber® and the Thunderbird School of Global Management hosted the seminar and globinar “Around the World with Trade Deals” at Thunderbird’s headquarters in downtown Phoenix. The event featured an expert panel on free trade agreements including Miller Proctor Law’s Melissa Proctor.  Melissa joined Hank Marshall, Economic Development Executive for the City of Phoenix and the UK Honorary Consul, Ximena Sotres Brito, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs of the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix, and others in discussing—


  • Core benefits of free trade agreements for both importers and exporters
  • Best practices and strategies for successful free trade agreement claims
  • Grasping the rules of the game – understanding FTA rules and ensuring compliance
  • USMCA and the new environment with trade agreements
  • UK and the European Union – next steps
  • Mexico, USMCA and other global trade agreements

Melissa Proctor is the founder Miller Proctor Law PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has practiced in the field of international trade law for twenty-five years. Her practice encompasses export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions compliance, customs and import compliance,  anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance.

Miller Proctor Law is a full-service international trade law firm that provides advice, counsel and ongoing support to companies for the most complex of import and export matters. The firm’s attorneys have long been recognized for their abilities to make the complex international trade rules understandable, ensuring that company personnel involved in international transactions can effectively navigate the complex web of international trade laws and regulations. Their legal, consulting and industry experiences allow them to step into the shoes of companies when designing unique strategies and effective solutions regardless of their size or experience—from those ranked in the Fortune 500 to start-ups and small and medium-sized companies.

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Melissa M. Proctor
President and CEO
Peggy Chaplin Louie
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