For the past three decades, trade policies established by Canada, Mexico and the United States have generally led to the increased economic integration of North America. Trade among all three countries has grown to more than $1.2 trillion per year. However, the future of North American trade has become an important and often contentious policy issue as accords such as the North American Free Trade Agreement created trade imbalances among members.
The Baker Institute Center for Public Finance and Mexico Center hosted a panel discussion on the state of North American trade and the potential impact of the newly announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade and the long-term prosperity and competitiveness of all three member countries.
This event was part of the 25th anniversary commemorative programs featuring the centers and research of Rice University’s Baker Institute.
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6:00 p.m. — Reception
6:30 p.m. — Presentation
His Excellency Bruno Ferrari
Former Secretary of the Economy of Mexico
The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
John W. Diamond, Ph.D.
Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance
and Director, Center for Public Finance, Baker Institute