Barer negotiated the resumption of the shipping service between the People's Republic of China and the U.S. in 1979. He is particularly knowledgeable about the U.S. political process and the determination of U.S. trade policy. Barer also has extensive experience analyzing legislative and regulatory issues related to maritime business and labor matters, including coastwise and intercoastal trade, relationships between subsidized and unsubsidized carriers, cargo preference laws, federal assistance for ship financing and regulation of government-owned carriers.
Barer is a member of the executive committee of the board for the Washington Council on International Trade and is a co-founder and past president of the Washington State China Relations Council. He also served as chairman of the subcommittee on Aviation and Maritime Law for the National Council for U.S.-China Trade and as counsel to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on the World Environment. Barer earned his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Washington School of Law (1963) and his B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Washington (1961).
Founded in 1913, the Western Returned Scholars Association is a Chinese government-affiliated entity consisting of more than 40,000 Chinese scholars and researchers who have studied abroad. On the Web at: www.wrsa.net.
Garvey Schubert Barer is a business law firm with broad experience in maritime and fishing industry transactions. Garvey Schubert Barer represents business clients throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim, with strategic emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. From five business-critical locations: Beijing, China; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; New York, New York; and Washington, D.C., the firm serves as counsel to established market leaders and newly launched enterprises. Since 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer has worked with clients in virtually all industry sectors, including healthcare, technology, trade and transportation, maritime/admiralty, real estate, communications and media, entertainment, and manufacturing. The firm provides cost-effective, practical solutions to a broad range of businesses, including publicly and privately held companies, investment firms, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. On the Web at: http://www.gsblaw.com.