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USMCA: Building more integrated, resilient, and secure North American supply chains

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Building more integrated, resilient, and secure supply chains is a focus for all three North American governments, industries, and civil societies. The passage in 2022 of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act provides significant new funding to investments in developing semiconductors, electric vehicles, critical material, and clean energy across North America. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has a key role to play in realizing these opportunities through complementary investments and policies that address various bottlenecks and supply chain limitations. The agreement underpins North American trade and investment and provides the set of rules and market access commitments that level-set business expectations. In turn, it lays the foundation for expanding investment into complex and capital-intensive manufacturing and supply chains across North America. 

On February 28, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings launched the second annual flagship report of its USMCA initiative on building more integrated, resilient, and secure supply chains. The event featured leaders from government, industry, civil society, and academia, who provided various perspectives on maximizing and securing supply chains in the North America region. 

Viewers submitted questions by emailing or tweeting to @BrookingsGlobal using the hashtag #USMCAForward. 

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Panel 1: High-level Panel

Jayme White

Deputy United States Trade Representative

Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Panel 2: Expert Panel

Kevin Kolben

Associate Professor and Department Vice Chair - Rutgers Business School

Sylvia B. Ortega Salazar

External advisor of the General Directorate - National College of Professional Technical Education (CONALEP)

Kenneth Smith

Partner - AGON

Mexico's Former Chief Negotiator of the USMCA

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