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Webinar — Assessing the Impact of the USMCA’s New Rules on the Auto Sector

Automotive goods account for 25% to 30% of total manufactured products traded in North America, with some components crossing international borders five or six times before being incorporated into an automobile. This is the sector most affected by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement's (USMCA) changes in the rules of origin. The USMCA has greatly complicated the production of autos and the sourcing of parts and components for thousands of North American enterprises and has raised questions about the ability of North American vehicles to maintain their competitiveness with those produced in Europe and Asia. At this webinar, a panel of experts considered these new rules and the challenges facing the auto sector under the USMCA.

This event is 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

Featured Speakers

Leila Aridi Afas
Director, International Public Policy at Toyota, North America 

Flavio Volpe
President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association

Ruth R. Hughs, J.D. 
Texas Secretary of State 


David Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute




Wed, Oct. 14, 2020
11 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar