USMCA: Are the Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Functioning as Intended?
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Since its ratification in 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has played a central role in North American trade disagreements, settling two formal disputes on Canadian dairy tariffs in 2022 and U.S. regional content requirements for automobiles 2023. Impending disputes over Mexican energy policies and an announced ban on the import of GMO corn for human consumption, as well as a number of resolved and pending disputes under the labor chapter’s rapid response mechanism underscore the necessity for businesses, policymakers, and the public at large to understand the process for resolving disputes outlined in the Agreement.
On Tuesday, March 21, the Wilson Center Mexico Institute will convene a group of industry experts for a roundtable on the USMCA dispute settlement process. Former Chief Mexican Negotiator for the modernization of NAFTA Kenneth Smith Ramos will provide opening remarks, followed by a moderated discussion led by Mexico Institute Director Andrew Rudman.
This will be a live-streamed discussion with in-person participants. Participation in the roundtable is by invitation-only. This event will be webcast for general audiences to view through the Wilson Center website.
Kenneth Smith Ramos
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