Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Trade Strategy

International Trade Strategy

Skyline, Shanghai, China

The Institute's leading experts on corporate compliance strategy, illicit markets, and China industrial policy offer customized group trainings for organizations, companies, and government agencies.

Corporate Compliance Strategy

Dynamic change dominates the international trade and financial regulatory environment as governments attempt to keep pace with transnational security challenges. In response, corporate compliance strategies need to ensure that they accurately address the risks of this ever-changing global security landscape.

This course examines the latest U.S. and international regulatory developments, equipping executives to respond to monetary and reputational threats. The influence of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative, modifications to the Bank Secrecy Act, and provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are all considered. Tools and best practices workshops focus on mitigation of actual risks and development of the most up-to-date compliance strategies.

This course will allow senior executives and private consultants with compliance responsibilities in the manufacturing, distribution, logistics, legal, or banking sectors to acquire the in-depth knowledge necessary to fully align their organizations' compliance awareness training with today’s global risks.

The workshop differs from the more tactical, “regulations-heavy” seminars offered by the Department of Commerce and industry consultants.

Case studies will be surveyed as well as descriptions of money laundering tactics such as false trade invoicing, diversionary strategies used by WMD-related procurement networks, and recent FPCA enforcement actions. This course immerses the participant in a narrative somewhere between that of a fast-paced thriller novel and today’s headlines.

Day 1

Understanding the Risks

  • WMD Procurement Networks
  • Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
  • Corruption
  • Embargoes and Sanctions

Day 2

Managing the Risks

  • Export Compliance
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
  • FPCA Compliance

China's Industrial Policy

China’s rapidly growing emerging economy presents significant opportunities and challenges as a market, supply base, partner and competitor. This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to effectively plan, lead and execute policy from a domestic, international and global perspective. The implications of the World Trade Organization’s agreements on China’s industrial policies are presented. Participants will grapple with questions relating to the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese system and its impacts on foreign competitors and their governments.

This course is designed for executives with decision-making or analytical responsibility for international operations and economic policy analysts needing to understand trade and investment with China. The course will allow you to develop an effective, operational understanding of the Chinese economic system from a practitioner’s point of view.


  • How far has China's transition to a market economy gone?
  • Government restructuring to support a market-dominated economy
  • China’s Industrial Policy and National Standard Strategy
  • Government promotion of science, industrial policy, and national standards
  • China’s attempts to foster innovation
  • China’s clean energy market and production base: Industrial policy in action
  • China’s participation in the information and communications technology sector
  • China’s plans for transportation industries: The high speed rail and motor vehicle industries

Request More Information

For more information on a training for your group, please complete an online information request form. Programs include all materials, two coffee breaks, lunch, and one reception per two-day course.

Tax Deduction

Education expenses (including enrollment fees, course materials, and travel costs) may be deductible if they improve or maintain professional skills. Treas. Reg. Sec. I 162-5.

Location and Times

All programs will be conducted at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Classes will be conducted between 9:00 am. and 5:00 pm.

Please contact Carolyn Taylor at (831) 647-6417 or email professional.dev@miis.edu for more information.

Expected Instructors

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  • International Trade Policy and Trade Negotiation
  • Globalization and Global Economic and Environmental Governance
  • Trade and Development in Emerging Markets
  • International Political Economy of East Asia
  • US-Asia Policy
  • Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
Associate Professor
213 McCone

Money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption, asset recovery,  illegal drug markets, and international macro-economy.

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Program Director, Export Control & Nonproliferation Program (XNP) & Adjunct Professor
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