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Resilient Supply Chains for North America

Date & Time

May. 14, 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of global supply chains as well as the disadvantages of relying on limited sources for essential supplies and materials. On May 14, 2:00-3:30pm (ET), the U.S.-Mexico Foundation and the Wilson Center's Canada and Mexico Institutes were pleased to host a discussion on the options for avoiding unsafe shortages and making North American supply chains resilient to global shocks.

Trusted and democratic allies, Canada, Mexico, and the United States have the opportunity to rework supply chains within North America to ensure that critical sources of essential supplies and materials are available when needed.

The panelists included policy experts from all three countries who discussed structures, policies, and rules for a successful partnership. The discussion also covered the implications for manufacturing, R&D, trade, economic growth, national security, and global leadership.

Hosted By

Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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