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Update on NAFTA 2.0: A Tripartite Discussion

November 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Informational Luncheon & Panel Discussion of the NAFTA 2.0 Negotiations: A Tripartite Discussion

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Registration & Informal Lunch: 11:30 am
Program: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney Building, Detroit, Michigan
Informal Luncheon: Reception Table Tops, Casual, Networking, Unassigned Seating

The USA, Canada and Mexico face a number of joint challenges as they go about the balancing act of renegotiating NAFTA 2.0. Each country is working on defending their existing market access outlined in NAFTA as it exists today while working together on updating the NAFTA 2.0 agreement to meet the requirements of a 21st-century economy.

Can Each Country Find a Deal that Allows them to:

  • Adopt a transparent, trilateral approach
  • Facilitate cross-border mobiity of business people 
  • Maintain and enhance access for goods 
  • Encourage Innovation and digital trade while protecting intellectual property and culture 
  • Modernize the agreement to today’s business realities and standards
  •  In addition to many other unique requirements that the US, Canada and Mexico are each seeking 

CUSBA NAFTA 2.0 Panelists Include:

  • Andrea van Vugt – Vice President Policy North America – Business Council of Canada and a specialist in bilateral and trilateral trade issues with the US and Mexico.
  • Jim Dickmeyer – North American Competitiveness Fellow  at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and served as Consul General of the United States of America in Toronto from 2012 to 2015. 
  • Edmundo Elíasttorney – Partnerat Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton in the Guadalajara office of and a principal advisor to the Mexican private sector on the NAFTA discussions. 

CUSBA – Canada – US Business Association has provided leadership and foresight since 1992 as one of the premier voices for the Canadian and American business communities. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan, issues – oriented business association focused on issues affecting Canada and the United States. We are a key voice for small, medium and large businesses in the world’s most prosperous cross border relationship. Established in Detroit, Michigan / Windsor, Ontario our members are business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the international border.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
London, ON (in partnership with London Chamber)

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Please contact Joanna Konopka at [email protected]


November 14, 2017
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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