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The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: What’s New and What’s Not in a Post-NAFTA North America?

Date(s):
November 8, 2018
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**Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration is available. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the program to register with the event staff.

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President Trump made renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) one of his Administration’s primary trade policy objectives. On September 30, 2018, the three countries, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, announced that they had reached consensus on a new framework for trade in North America, which President Trump stated would be known as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). While many NAFTA provisions are retained in the USMCA, there are significant differences relating to a number of areas, including those pertaining to rules of origin for automobiles, market access provisions relating to agricultural (e.g., dairy) products, and intellectual property rights protection.  In addition, the USMCA includes chapters relating to certain subjects that were not addressed in the NAFTA, including ones pertaining to anti-corruption, digital trade, and good regulatory practices.  A diverse panel will discuss the similarities and differences between the USMCA and the NAFTA from the perspectives of US, Mexican, and Canadian practitioners, and they will offer their thoughts on the wide-ranging implications that the USMCA, once implemented, could hold for businesses and consumers in the three countries.
 
Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 11:30 am.
 
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Sponsored by: Inter-American Affairs Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Community
Cosponsored by: Inter American Legal Affairs Committee, International Trade Committee, and International Finance Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Community; American Bar Association Section of International Law; Association of Women in International Trade (“WIIT); Customs and International Trade Bar Association (“CITBA”); Inter-American Bar Association (DC Chapter); The Virginia State Bar International Practice Section
 
This program is available for both in-person attendance and live webinar participation.
 
Please Note: Requests for changes to registration from in-person attendance to webinar must be made by 10:00 am the day of the event.
 
Speakers:
  • Irwin P. Altschuler, Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Kira Alvarez, Principal, Vizcaya Trade Strategies [Former Deputy Assistant USTR for IP Enforcement]
  • Simon V. Potter, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Montreal, Canada)
  • Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Sharie Brown, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP (Moderator)
 
In-Person Fees: $0 Community Member; $0 Law Student Community Member; $15 Cosponsoring Organizations; $15 Government/NonProfit; $20 D.C. Bar Member; $25 Non-Member
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Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Irwin Altschuler, Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kira Alvarez, Principal, Vizcaya Trade Strategies [Former Deputy Assistant USTR for IP Enforcement]

Sharie Brown, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP (Moderator)

Simon Potter, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Montreal, Canada)