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More than a grand vision for North American integration, what is needed now on the economic front is for Canada, Mexico, and the US to is to comply with the letter and spirit of the USMCA. Pacta sunt servanda – agreements must be kept!

This essay is part of the series, "Strengthening North American Ties - A Must For Competitiveness," by the Wilson Center's Mexico and Canada Institutes. 

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Antonio Ortiz Mena

Antonio Ortiz-Mena

Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former Head of Section, Economic Affairs, Mexican Embassy
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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

Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more