At this webinar — the second in the series on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) — experts discussed the implications of eliminating investor-state dispute settlement between the United States and Canada and significantly reducing its scope for U.S. investors in Mexico. They also attempted to provide preliminary responses to the question, “Will weaker investment protection result in less foreign investment in Mexico and Canada, and greater investment in the United States?”
This event was part of a series of five webinars on the USMCA, co-sponsored by the Center for the United States and Mexico and Haynes and Boone, LLP. Each webinar in the series featured outstanding experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada and provided viewers with up-to-date information on the progress, successes and challenges of putting the USMCA’s provisions into practice. Additional support for this webinar was provided by Transnational Dispute Management. Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.
11:00 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A
Professor of Law, University of Ottawa; President, Canadian Council on International Law
Simon Lester, J.D.
Associate Director, Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
Attorney and International Trade Consultant; Former Lead Counsel for Mexico in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Cases under NAFTA
George Y. Gonzalez
Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP