We host a number of events throughout the year, including our annual International Trade Conference.
Theory, Policy, Practice
A program partnership with Consulate General of Canada, Consulado de México en Nueva Orleans, Kean Miller LLP, Lafayette International Center, US Commercial Service and World Trade Center New Orleans.
Host: Tom Hanson
- 1:00 Welcome remarks - Ed Webb, WTCNO
- 1:40 Stephen Hanemann, Partner, Kean Miller LLP
- 2:00 Q & A via Phone, Chat and Q & A Box
- 2:15 Closing Remarks
- Stephen Hanemann, Partner, Kean Miller LLP
- Understanding Free Trade Agreements
- Differences between NAFTA and USMCA
- Specifics of USMCA
- Dr. Rachel McCormick, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Dallas
- Tito Livio Morales Burelo, Cónsul Titular, Consulado de México en New Orleans
- Gerardo Lameda, Minister/Representative of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, Embassy of Mexico
- Tom Hanson, Commercial Officer (New Orleans) and Kyle Wells, Canada Desk Officer (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Commercial Service
- TMEC (a.k.a. USMCA) and trade with the U.S. - the Mexican perspective
- ACEUM/CUSMA (a.k.a. USMCA) and trade with the U.S. - the Canadian perspective
- Practical information for U.S. Companies moving forward
While the benefits offered by Free Trade Agreements such as NAFTA have dramatically increased trade between the U.S. and its partners, many U.S. businesses have not been able to take advantage of FTAs, often simply for lack of understanding the basics. With the long-awaited implementation of USMCA finally coming on July 1, 2020, now would be an excellent time for businesses to learn about this agreement as it begins to take effect. This webinar will also cover general principles and terminology that are common to all Free Trade Agreements, so that participants will be able to navigate not only USMCA but any FTA that governs trade with a current or potential partner country. With the knowledge conveyed in Day 1, participants will be better able to understand and participate in a practical discussion featuring high-level officials from all three signatory governments, on Day 2.
In addition to theoretical and practical information, participants will come away with contacts who can address offline any specific USMCA-related issues of an individual company and who can provide support on an ongoing basis for the real-life concerns faced by a company after USMCA has been implemented.
This program is proudly sponsored by:
We would like to thank our Trade Promotion Partners for their support of this program: