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Webinar: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the North American Supply Chain

Manufacturers and producers in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as in other countries around the globe, are facing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement set to go into effect on July 1, 2020, how are these trading partners responding to the pandemic, and how are supply chains impacted?

At this webinar, Pia Orrenius, vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Emilio Cadena, president and CEO of Grupo Prodensa in Mexico; and Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discussed the future of the North American supply chain. Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at the Baker Institute, served as the moderator.

This event was sponsored by the Center for the United States and Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.

For more information, see Pia Orrenius's slides.


10:30 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A

Featured Speakers

Pia Orrenius, Ph.D.
Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Emilio Cadena
President and CEO, Grupo Prodensa

Flavio Volpe
President of Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association


Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies; Director, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute



Wed, May 13, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar