NAFTA

Life After NAFTA: Unpacking the USMCA

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the new USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada with Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. He highlights how the new deal may affect consumers, businesses, and industry in North America and discusses who stands to lose and gain the most from its ratification.

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Infographic | The USMCA

Between Free Trade and 'America First': Analyzing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

After a two-year period of uncertainty on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States Mexico and Canada reached a new deal on the U.S. self-imposed deadline of September 30. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is now pending approval from each country’s legislature. If approved, what potential results will come from the agreement?

The Wilson Center’s Canada and Mexico Institutes hosted a discussion on the beginning of a new era in North America’s trade relations.

New NAFTA Will End the Tyranny of Uncertainty if Approved

The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a welcome step.

If approved by each country’s legislature, the agreement will dissolve the uncertainty that has hovered over North America’s commercial and production networks for the last two years. A new rules-based agreement can be a major plus for the 1.2 trillion dollar continental market. 

It is very important now, however, to have good assessments of the potential results that will flow from the agreement. While President Trump lauds the potential job creation, others characterize the agreement as a mixed bag.

AMLO and the Outlook for North American Free Trade

After thirteen months of intense negotiations, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced they had reached a new trade deal on September 30, 2018. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is set to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Mexico Institute hosted Jesús Seade, Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador's chief NAFTA negotiator, for a conversation on the outlook for trade in North America under Mexico's new administration.

Canada’s Trade Negotiators Took the Best Deal Available

A version of this article will be published in the print and online editions of the Toronto Star, October 2 and 3, 2018.

The New NAFTA: Congratulations in Order, More Dealmaking Ahead

Wilson Center experts are available for interviews. Please contact Ryan McKenna at ryan.mckenna@wilsoncenter.org to schedule. 
 

The Wilson Center’s experts on North America and international trade provide a first-take analysis of the hard-won deal that aims to reshape key aspects of continental commerce:

Laura Dawson, Canada Institute Director

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