March

06
2024

12:30 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Past Event

USMCA Forward 2024 launch event

Assessing the state of USMCA and North American economic relations

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC
20001

It has been over three years since the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (UMSCA) was signed, ushering in a new era for North American economic cooperation. During its passage, the overwhelming bipartisan support for the USMCA within the U.S. Congress signaled a new economic and political reality and an opportunity to reset the conversation around what can be achieved by trading and working together. In the years since its implementation, rising competition with China and Russian aggression in Ukraine drew attention to the risks of U.S. economic engagement with adversaries, while the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the fragility of global value chains. Amid these global shocks, the USMCA has proven its importance as a paragon of supply chain resilience and intra-regional cooperation.

The USMCA initiative in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings launched its third flagship report, “USMCA Forward 2024” on March 6 with a discussion with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai followed by two panels of experts.

Viewers submitted questions via email to events@brookings.edu and via X (Twitter) to @BrookingsGlobal using #USMCAForward.

Learn more about the USMCA initiative.

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