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Webinar — The Impact of the China Trade War on the USMCA

The U.S.-China trade war is almost certain to result in at least a partial decoupling of the U.S. and Chinese economies over the coming years. The driving factors behind this include U.S. concerns over intellectual property theft, national security risks of over-dependence on China for high tech products, and the desire to discourage outsourcing of personal protective equipment and medicines. This decoupling could provide a significant boost to economic cooperation and productivity in North America, now that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has gone into effect. In turn, this would make North American enterprises more competitive with those in Europe and Asia, but only if all three USMCA parties work together to achieve such benefits.

At this webinar, experts in international trade addressed these impending developments and the opportunities and challenges they may bring for governments, enterprises and consumers in North America.

This webinar was sponsored by the Baker Insitute Center for the U.S. and Mexico. Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerUSMCA.



11:00 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A


Ildefonso Guajardo
Chairman and Founding Partner, Ansley International Consultants; former Secretary of Economy, Mexico

Edward Lebow, J.D.
Counsel, Haynes and Boone

Liza L.S. Mark, J.D.
Chief Representative and Administrative Partner, Shanghai Office, Haynes and Boone

Simon Potter, J.D.
President, Consultation Simon Potter Inc.


David A. Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute;  Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law




Wed, Feb. 24, 2021
11 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar