Published in the September 2017 issue of Washington Update
NAFTA renegotiations began in Washington, DC, on Aug. 16, 2017, with representatives from Mexico, United States and Canada committed to modernize an almost 25-year-old trade agreement. It is unlikely that the negotiations will conclude this calendar year.
To learn more about the ramifications for the work truck industry, access an NTEA webinar (member login required) led by Dr. Laura Dawson, director, Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, and founder of Dawson Strategic (representing NTEA in Canada). Dawson provides a brief introduction of NAFTA; outlines some myths and realities of the agreement; highlights areas of particular significance to the work truck industry (i.e., rules of origin, labor mobility and regulatory cooperation); and discusses new sections like regulatory cooperation that may be modernized. In addition, she comments on expectations related to the current renegotiation process.
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