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NAFTA Renegotiation: Significant Trends and Developments in the U.S. and Canadian Trade Relations

NAFTA Renegotiation: Significant Trends and Developments in the U.S. and Canadian Trade Relations

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)
International Trade Law
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Speakers
David R. Hamill

David R. HamillPartnerArent Fox LLP

Dave represents US and foreign companies, including manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and trade associations on customs/import...

Dave represents US and foreign companies, including manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and trade associations on customs/import and export matters, including tariff classification; customs valuation and transfer pricing; entry procedures; customs brokerage; country of origin marking; intellectual property rights; enforcement, drawback and duty deferral programs; customs bonds; and foreign trade zones. Dave also has represented importers in defending against customs civil and criminal penalties, including seizures and forfeitures, conducting and managed internal investigations, and preparing customs prior disclosures. As a former legal advisor to the Chief Rules of Origin Negotiator during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations while at the Department of the Treasury, Dave has recently been advising numerous clients, notably in the automotive sector, on potential implications resulting from possible changes in the NAFTA rules of origin and customs procedures during the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations. He has been recognized by Legal 500 and the Best Lawyers in America. Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1987; Bucknell University, BA, 1981.

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Greg Kanargelidis

Greg KanargelidisPartnerBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Greg Kanargelidis is a partner with more than 28 years of experience practising in the areas of international trade, customs and commodity tax law. He leads the International Trade...

Greg Kanargelidis is a partner with more than 28 years of experience practising in the areas of international trade, customs and commodity tax law. He leads the International Trade Group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and is globally recognized as one of Canada’s leading international trade and customs lawyers. Greg has extensive experience representing clients on global trade and investment matters, export controls, sanctions, export/import licenses, and procurement disputes. He regularly represents clients with respect to cross-border trade and investment issues, including compliance with international agreements (such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the World Trade Organization and its various agreements), other bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, export controls, sanctions, export/import licenses, and procurement disputes. Greg has substantial experience in trade remedy matters, with a particular emphasis on anti-dumping investigations and appeals. He is also a noted expert in all areas of customs law and assists clients with respect to planning, compliance and appeals involving GST, excise and other commodity taxes.

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On August 16, 2017, representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico began the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Among the issues that the Trump Administration aims to renegotiate include reduced U.S. trade deficit, balanced trade with Canada through greater access for U.S. dairy products, tougher rules of origin, improved use of U.S.-manufactured contents for autos, elimination of dispute settlement mechanism in trade remedies cases, and a 5-year sunset clause.

Although it is uncertain when the NAFTA talks will be completed and implemented, both U.S. and Canadian companies doing cross-border trade must stay apace of the significant developments regarding the renegotiations. It is critical that they understand the impact of the potential changes brought by NAFTA renegotiation to their business operations.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and trade professionals will provide an in-depth discussion of the NAFTA renegotiation and its impact to the U.S.-Canada trade and investment environment. Speakers will provide practical advice on how to cope up with the possible results of the renegotiation.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • A Background on NAFTA
  • Key Issues Surrounding the NAFTA Renegotiation
  • Bargaining between Canada and the United States
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Potential Changes to Trade and Investment Governance
  • Implications for the American and Canadian Economy
  • Impact of US tax bill and political dynamics
  • Industry winners and losers
  • Implications if the U.S. pulls out of NAFTA
David R. Hamill, Partner
Arent Fox LLP
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Greg Kanargelidis, Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • A Background on NAFTA
  • Key Issues Surrounding the NAFTA Renegotiation
  • Bargaining between Canada and the United States
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Potential Changes to Trade and Investment Governance
  • Implications for the American and Canadian Economy
  • Impact of US tax bill and political dynamics
  • Industry winners and losers
  • Implications if the U.S. pulls out of NAFTA

This is a must attend event for U.S. and Canadian companies and their counsel interested in understanding the significant issues relating to the NAFTA renegotiation.

During this LIVE Webcast, you will hear: 

  • Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & practitioners.
  • Hear directly from key thought leaders
  • Interact directly with the panel during Q&A

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