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

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Run Time: 112 Minutes  
**This is a previously recorded program, originally recorded on November 8, 2018.
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.
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
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  • 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)
On Demand Registration Fees: $20 Law Student Community Member; $25 Sponsoring/Related Community Member; $35 Co-sponsoring Organizations; $40 D.C. Bar Member; $40 Government/Nonprofit; $60 Non-member
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