On September 18th, Professor Hampton Dowling attended the Washington International Trade Association forum recent seminal changes to US laws and regulations regarding foreign investment (FDI) in the United States. Here’s a link to a great summary of what this is all about: https://www.foley.com/cfius-and-the-new-trump-administration-your-top-ten-questions-answered-01-25-2017/. These changes have bearing on private sector management of imports, exports, real estate transactions, corporate and individual investments, and the scope of global logistics. The subject of trade, and implications to US’ business, is center to today’s private and public sector discussions. FDI is very much part of the US economy which is projected to near 5% GDP by the end of this year. Changes to laws and regulations that were 45 years old will affect corporate strategies, market channels and supply-chains which are subjects within the curriculum for MBA 628. Of note, Professor Dowling is also the Chairman, Committee on International Trade, for the Commonwealth of Virginia.