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Things are Heating Up

Update from the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO)

October 10, 2017

Here’s some evening reading before the next round of NAFTA negotiations kick off in Washington tomorrow. Things are certainly heating up. All three of these are from/feature our keynotes at the upcoming NASCO Reunion in Monterrey! If you’re joining us, you’ll be in for a treat.

NAFTA Renegotiations: Fish or Cut Bait (Colin Robertson)

“It’s fish-or-cut-bait time for the NAFTA renegotiations. Negotiators reassemble in Washington this week (Oct. 11-15) with their sights on the elephants in the room – the U.S. demands around dispute settlement, rules of origin, ‘Buy American’ on procurement and a sunset clause.”
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NAFTA further imperiled by U.S. demand for stringent American auto content (Dan Ujczo)

“Pessimism about the fate of NAFTA is mounting amid dismay that the U.S. wants to impose stringent new American content requirements on vehicles that are allowed duty-free movement across North America.”
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Mexico’s Political, Policy, and Security Outlook: 2018 and Beyond (Alejandro Schtulmann)

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