NAFTA Renegotiation: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks
After U.S. President Trump's formal announcement of his plan to renegotiate NAFTA last May 18, 2017, trade professionals and practitioners are now in hot debate about the objectives, key pointers and potential challenges of the said uptake. The mandatory 90-day period which has started on the day of the announcement and will conclude on August 16th, will be critical for everyone as renegotiation points and other public comments are expected to be discussed.
Moreover, since the official renegotiation is yet to be started and preparations are still on, U.S., Mexican and Canadian companies doing international businesses must closely monitor the latest updates to be kept informed.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and trade professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of NAFTA renegotiation and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the latest updates involving this significant issue. Speakers will also provide the audience, particularly international companies, with practical strategies and tips on how to cope with possible changes that may be brought by the upcoming renegotiation.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- North America Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) - Legal Framework
- Trump's Initial Steps
- Renegotiation Points
- Anticipated Opportunities
- Potential Challenges
- Strategies and Tips for U.S., Mexican and Canadian Companies
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- NAFTA trade statistics
- How did NAFTA Renegotiation come about
- New Objectives of USTR
- Similar Objectives to TPP
- No more BAT; But still a wall
- Always the possibility of a Trade war
- Is "America First" in trade a reality?;
- Mexico's wish list;
- What is the worst case scenario (case study); and;
- What would be a win-win-win situation?.
- TBT (Technical Barriers to Trade)
Who Should Attend:
- Trade Professionals and Practitioners
- Trade Attorneys
- Trade Counsel
- U.S., Mexican and Canadian Companies - Public & Private
- U.S., Mexican and Canadian Investors
- In-house Counsel
- Other Related and Interested Professionals
Maria E. Celis has worked in Customs and international trade for over 17 years, and is a partner in the New York office of Neville Peterson LLP. She practices in the areas of international trade, Customs, export law, Food and Drug Administration, and other federal regulatory matters. She is admitted to practice before various federal courts, including U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Celis has been asked to speak before numerous groups regarding trade, including: Cargo Logistics America in San Diego, California; the Mediterranean Anglo- American Business Network (MAABN) in Aix-en Provence and Marseille, France; the Midwest Global Trade Association (MGTA), in Minneapolis, MN; and the Xinji Chamber of Commerce in Hebei, China, on such issues as Exporting and Business Strategies During a Recession, INCOTERMS, Free Trade Agreements, Essential in Commercial Contracts, and Payment Terms in International Commercial Contracts; and NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Maria E. Celis has worked in Customs and international trade for over 17 years, and is a partner in the …
Rafael is a Managing Partner at Bryan Consulting the Trade and Business Consulting affiliate of theMexican law offices of Bryan, Gonzalez Vargas and Gonzalez Baz.
Rafael has vast experience in trade and customs matters, and has assisted numerous companies with issues regarding trade and logistics in Mexico and Central America.
Rafael has served as an advisor to PROESA (El Salvador’s investment agency) in matters regarding maquiladoras and free trade zones. Also, he is as an advisor to UK Trade and Investment, as well as USTR for Mexico and Latin America trade matters.
Rafael has represented the interests of foreign companies in Mexico in complicated issues such NAFTA origin verifications, denial of preferential tariff treatment under a FTA, the assessment of countervailing duties to goods imported into Mexico’ as well as dumping cases.
Rafael was part of the negotiating group for the establishment of Mexico’s Sectorial Promotion Programs or PROSEC in response to Article 303 of NAFTA.
With more than 20 years of experience, Rafael has assisted numerous companies to establish foreign subsidiaries under a duty deferral program throughout Mexico and Central America.
Rafael has an education from Universidad La Salle and the University of Texas.
Rafael is a Managing Partner at Bryan Consulting the Trade and Business Consulting affiliate of theMexican law offices of Bryan, …
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Experience in Trade Law
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
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About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.
About Bryan Consulting
Bryan Consulting’s philosophy as the premier law firm in Mexico is to offer our clients the finest in legal services based on sound legal analysis and experience. On-going relationships with Mexican government agencies at the national, state and local levels and continuing education programs for the professionals enables the Firm to remain at the "cutting edge" of the practice of law in Mexico, and the firm’s unique consulting practice exists foreign investors a hassle free experience when setting-up operations in Mexico.