New Partnership ‘Redefines Trade Compliance Training’ for U.S.-China Commerce; Kick-Off Event Announced

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Originally published on October 28, 2020

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, and Content Enablers have announced a new collaboration to redefine online trade compliance training for Chinese entities and trade practitioners engaged in international trade with the United States. 

The alliance will leverage the combined capabilities of each organization to help Chinese companies and individuals satisfy their U.S. trade compliance training needs in a convenient, on-demand, and cost-efficient manner.

An introductory virtual event takes place Wednesday, October 28 at 8 a.m. EDT, featuring speakers who will address various aspects of this important international trade relationship. The event is free but registration is required.

The new collaboration combines Content Enablers' world-class function-specific trade compliance training and online learning platform with Squire Patton Boggs' legal, regulatory, and market knowledge, and the Schar School's regional expertise in the Chinese market. The courses will be available at

"The work of Content Enablers is close to the heart of the Master’s in International Commerce and Policy program,” said Professor of Public Policy Kenneth A. Reinert. “Content Enablers understands this and helps to support our students each year with awards. Their expanded work on China is particularly relevant to the troubled U.S.-China bilateral trade relationship. This is a great next step in the partnership between Content Enablers and the Schar School."

Recent U.S. policy reconsiderations toward China “have significantly impacted how companies around the globe operate in China, as well as how Chinese corporations manage their protocols for complying with U.S. regulations," said George Grammas, a partner in the global law practice of Squire Patton Boggs, where he chairs the firm's International Trade Practice. "This necessitates heightened due diligence which must be supported by effective compliance training."

Mark J. Rozell, dean of the Schar School, said, "We have been collaborating with Content Enablers for over a year now in the North American market and we are very excited to expand that partnership into the Chinese market. The Schar School has a longstanding presence in China, and we are excited to help Content Enablers and Squire Patton Boggs bring these timely and important training courses to companies in the region."

Content Enablers has established the “Moving Forward Scholarship Fund” that sets aside a portion of each Schar School-certified course to benefit students.

Online course offerings through the partnership will include the following on-demand training:

Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance 
Global Trade Compliance Overview 
Trade Compliance for Executive Leadership 
U.S. Export Controls: Advanced EAR 

Trade Compliance Overview for the following job functions: 

Human Resources 
Research and Development 
Sales and Marketing

Courses are available in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

"Because policies and regulations are evolving, it is essential for Chinese companies doing business with the U.S. to understand how to navigate the complex mosaic of U.S. export control regulations since it is critical to protecting your business," said Brad Kabanuk, president of Content Enablers. "We are very excited to be working with Squire Patton Boggs and the Schar School on this exciting and essential partnership to help Chinese companies move global trade forward compliantly and efficiently."