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*POSTPONED* Understanding the New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and How It Differs from NAFTA *Class by Webinar* (NEW)

March 30, 2020
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: After taking office in January 2017, President Trump made renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) one of his Administration’s primary trade policy objectives.  Subsequently, the United States, Mexico, and Canada spent more than a year renegotiating the NAFTA, and on November 30, 2018, the leaders of the three countries signed a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
While many NAFTA provisions are retained in the USMCA, there are significant differences relating to many 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.
During this class, U.S. and Canadian practitioners with considerable experience on NAFTA-related matters and a deep understanding of the new USMCA will discuss the similarities and differences between the USMCA and the NAFTA, and they will offer their insights on the wide-ranging implications that the USMCA, once implemented, could hold for the three countries.
Faculty: Kira Alverez, Vizcaya Trade Strategies; Geoffrey M. Goodale, Duane Morris, LLP; Jessica B Horwitz, Bennett Jones LLP
Fees: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government Attorneys; $129 Others
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.  


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Geoffrey Goodale, FisherBroyles, LLP

Dunniela Kaufman, Kaufman Trade Law, (Member of the Law Society of Ontario)