WIIT Weekly | Week of October 2, 2019
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A New Tax Framework for Avoidance of Double Taxation: Implications for U.S. and Spanish Companies

On the occasion of entry into force on November 27, 2019 of the new Protocol amending the Convention between the United States and Spain for the Avoidance of Double Taxation, the Spanish Embassy is organizing a workshop on important changes introduced by this new Protocol. The new Protocol will provide for exclusive residence-state taxation of interest, royalties, certain capital gains and parent-subsidiary dividends; it will mitigate double taxation and tax withholding on companies; and it will include a mandatory binding arbitration provision to resolve disputes. The new Protocol also provides for the full exchange of information between the competent authorities to facilitate the administration of each country’s tax laws.

October 8th from 9:15am - 11:30am
The Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

November 7, 2019 | 7:45am - 5:15pm

CSI Global Service Summit: Unleashing the Benefits of Services and Digital Trade

Located at the Ronald Reagan Building and ITC, Washington, DC

November 19, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WIIT and WIIT Trust Holiday Reception
and Silent Auction

Hosted at the Embassy of Singapore, Washington, DC

Volunteer Opening
VP of Programming       

WIIT's current VP of Programming will be stepping down
to go on maternity leave. WIIT is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to help coordinate all of our great programming for the remainder of the term (through June 2020). If you're interested and would like to learn more, please email
Event Recap
WIIT and Women Inside Trade Host Sept 25 Event
How better to demonstrate the value of trade across borders then to bring together amazing trade experts from the US and Brazil.  WIIT DC and WIT (Women Inside Trade) Brasil hosted an interactive dialogue with leading members from the Sao Paolo trade community on 25 September. The discussion, hosted by Dow, featured remarks from former WIIT President Lisa Schroeter.

The discussion focused on the potential opportunities in the US and Brazil trade relationship, including building on the positive joint statement by both countries’ Presidents.   This forum was a chance to exchange ideas and to bring togheter both trade communities. 
WIIT and Embassy of Canada Host
Chief Trade Negotiators Event

Navigating the intensive trade negotiations to conclude the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as a lead negotiator was the overarching theme at the event on September 16th co-sponsored by WIIT and the Embassy of Canada. Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council, moderated the discussion with a powerhouse of female chief negotiators from the CPTPP talks: Kristen Hillman, Acting Ambassador for the Embassy of Canada and chief negotiator for Canada; Barbara Weisel, Managing Director of Rock Creek Global Advisors and chief negotiator for the U.S.;  and Andrea Phua, Counsellor (Economics) from the Embassy of Singapore and deputy chief for Singapore.

The panelists shared their personal experiences from the CPTPP negotiations, and the challenges and opportunities they encountered as the women tasked with securing an agreement for their countries. The conversation provided a unique perspective on female leadership in trade policy, as well as insights on Asia-Pacific trade.

With less than two months until our Holiday Reception and Silent Auction, the team is in high gear to ensure that we have just as many great items as last year - and hopeful more. 

Is there something YOU would like to see up for auction? 
Do you have a connection to a local business? 

We would love to hear from you.  Please email
Individual Mentoring

WIIT is matching up mentors and mentees!
Would you like to connect with someone within the International Trade community? We are looking for all career levels.
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