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Government Relations

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Governmental decisions and legislation are often critical to business success and the Michael Best Strategies Government Relations team has the expertise and bipartisan political relationships necessary to give clients a seat at the legislative or regulatory table. Our lobbying experience delivers results at the local, state and national levels, which helps clients advance policy and regulatory reforms that position them for greater success. We specialize in policy matters across a variety of industry segments, including healthcare, energy and environment, tax and finance, higher education, manufacturing and agriculture, food and beverage, among others. Download PDF

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Trade Deal With Mexico Announced – Future of Trilateral NAFTA Agreement Uncertain

On August 27, President Donald Trump announced he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and sign a new trade accord with...
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U.S., China Impose New Tariffs

Despite ongoing trade negotiations, the U.S. and China ramped up the trade war this week with a fresh set of tariffs on imported products. The...
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Colorado: a Hub for Blockchain Startups

Blockchain is one of the buzziest words in business today with seemingly daily headlines announcing a new cryptocurrency or other blockchain-based enterprise. With all...

Trade Alert – USTR Finalizes Second Tranche of Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response...

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released its final list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that...
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China to Implement Additional Tariffs Starting August 25

The Chinese government announced August 8 that it will begin a 25% tariff on refined products, including diesel, gasoline, and LPGs, such as liquefied...
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Trade Alert: China Announces Extension of Tariffs to Another $60 Billion of US Import

China plans to levy duties at levels of 25%, 20%, 10% and 5% on about $60 billion U.S. imports, The Finance Ministry said in...

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