Narrow Path to a New NAFTA: Will USMCA Pass in 2019, 2020, or Never?

Colloquium | November 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Public Law and Policy Program

The United States Mexico Canada Agreement was negotiated before the 2018 Mexican elections, then approved by the Mexican Congress. In 2019 Canadians went to the polls and re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whose Liberals are credited with managing relations with Washington and salvaging Canada's market aceess to the United States and Mexico. Now, as the US Congress considers when to start legislative approval, will US elections in 2020 determine the fate of the USMCA? Johns Hopkins University's Christopher Sands, Senior Research Professor and Director of the Hopkins Center for Canadian Studies at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington offers a perspective on what is new in the agreement and what it's political prospects are as a third national election looms.

 elliott.smith@Berkeley.edu, 510-642-0531