NAFTA

U.S. Spotlight Fixed Squarely on AMLO as He Takes Reins in Mexico

On Dec. 1, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will be sworn in as Mexico’s president. AMLO’s presidency will have important ramifications for the United States.

Through trade, travel, heritage and history, U.S.-Mexico relations touch the daily lives of more American citizens than ties with any other country. The two countries trade over $1 million a minute, have over $100 billion in mutual investment and share a million border crossings a day.

Presentation by Roberto Campa, Secretary of Mexico's Department of Labor and Social Welfare

In this presentation, Secretary Roberto Campa spoke about the achievements of Mexico’s Department of Labor and Social Welfare during the Peña Nieto administration as well as current and future workforce challenges. The discussion focused on workforce development policy, including but not limited to the topics of: the informal sector, employment opportunities for vulnerable groups, creation of jobs, minimum wages and purchasing power, labor reform, and the USMCA agreement.
 

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.

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