From NAFTA to CUSMA

On September 30, 2018, following more than one year of efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an agreement in principle for the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) was created. 

Experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation have been making sense of the issues since the negotiations began on August 16, 2017. From NAFTA to the CUSMA, explore the latest commentary and analysis from our experts and contributors.

Featured experts:

Patrick Leblond: Senior fellow and expert in international free trade and Canada-United States relations. Expertise in the TPP, why Chapter 19 is vital and digital trade.

Hugo Perezcano Diaz:  Deputy director, economic law. Former original NAFTA negotiator for Mexico and lead counsel for Mexico on investor-state dispute settlement cases under NAFTA and the World Trade Organization for 22 years. 

Meredith Lilly: Senior fellow and expert in international trade policy. Former foreign affairs and international trade adviser to the prime minister of Canada from 2013 to 2015. 

Richard Gold: Senior fellow with CIGI's International Law Research Program and expert in innovation policy and intellectual property.

Jeff Rubin: Senior fellow and expert in US trade. Special interest in the auto chapter. A former chief strategist at CIBC World Markets. 

Dan Ciuriak: Senior fellow and expert in innovation, international trade and digital trade. Former chief economist to Canada’s foreign affairs department. 

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