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WEBINAR: How Renegotiating NAFTA will Impact the Auto Care Industry

The Auto Care Association (ACA) is presenting a webinar on Thursday (Aug. 10) analyzing how the government’s renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may affect the market. The webinar starts at 2 p.m. EST.

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The first negotiating round for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be held Aug. 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The USTR released a summary of objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA, stating that the administration will seek to reduce the trade imbalance and improve market access in Canada and Mexico for U.S. goods and services.

Webinar  panelists will discuss how the renegotiation of NAFTA will affect the auto care industry. Key topics will include:

  • Likely negotiating priorities for each country
  • Where we are in the process, highlighting potential stakeholder engagement opportunities
  • Likely areas for modernization, including e-commerce, energy, labor and the environment
  • How NAFTA 2.0 could compare to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Q&A session with anticipated NAFTA renegotiation challenges.

Speakers, according to ACA, will include:

  • Yohai Baisburd-A partner at Dentons’ International Trade practice in Washington, D.C., who also leads the firm’s U.S. trade team in matters around the globe. His diverse international trade and customs practice focuses on counseling U.S. and foreign companies, U.S. trade associations and governments in a variety of international trade matters globally. He is recognized as a leading international trade and customs practitioner.
  • Paul Lalonde-A partner at Dentons in Toronto. He is widely recognized in Canada as a leading practitioner in international trade, government contracting and anti-corruption law. Over the past 25 years, he has been involved in some of the most high profile trade disputes involving Canada and the U.S., including softwood lumber, steel and agricultural products
  • Joaquín Contreras-A partner at Dentons’ Mexico City office. His practice focuses on ports and maritime law with particular emphasis on petroleum-related projects, customs and foreign trade, automotive regulation and the maquiladora industry, administrative litigation and international commercial transactions

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