Georgia and Mexico: Navigating a New NAFTA — A Roundtable on the Trade Deal’s Potential Outcomes

Jul 23, 2019

The clock is winding down for Congress to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the summer recess, a deadline Republican proponents say should be reached to keep the deal out of the political vortex of the 2020 elections. Democrats, meanwhile, are holding out for changes to the pact and have so far refused to bring it to the floor of the House. 

Whatever the timeline, the Trump administration’s successor trade deal to NAFTA has ignited stark debates about how changes to its core content will affect individual companies as well as overall North American competitiveness.

In Georgia, much of the controversy has centered around autos and agriculture, sectors where stances on the deal vary widely. But what’s actually new in USMCA, and how will it affect some of the state’s largest stakeholders?

Join Global Atlanta and the Mexican Consulate General for a lively luncheon debate to untangle the deal’s details and hear from leading voices on its potential local effects. The event will be hosted at Smith Gambrell and Russell LLP and is co-sponsored by the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.  

Speakers (current list – additional speakers pending): 

Opening Remarks: 

Consul General of Mexico, Javier Diaz de Leon

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Trevor Williams, Managing Editor, Global Atlanta
  • Tim Samples, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, UGA Terry College of Business
  • Gary Black, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Andres Villegas, President, Georgia Forestry Association

This event is part of the Latin American Crossroads Series sponsored by Emory Executive Education at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Click here to register.

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