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WIT-Los Angeles and WIIT Washington, D.C.,
Partnering to Present

NAFTA Modernization How Will It Impact US/Canada/Mexico Trade?

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August 16, 2017
Updated time:
10:30a-11:00a Registration & Networking
11:00a- 2:00p Program and Luncheon

Conference Center, Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport
Hotel 2640 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815


Patricia ElliotCanadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner Patricia Elliott will provide Canada's perspective on the NAFTA modernization and new topics including eCommerce and Intellectual Property.

Fireside Chat with Q&A.



Panel of Industry Leaders to Follow
Hear what NAFTA has meant to their businesses and where they think NAFTA can be improved.

USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer gave notice to Congress on May 18, 2017 of the Administration's intent to negotiate a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

On July 19, 2017, USTR Robert Lighthizer made it official. The first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks will kickoff Aug. 16 in Washington, D.C. Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere John Melle will serve as the U.S. Chief Negotiator.

As noted by House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Reichert "NAFTA has transformed the U.S. and North American economy. It has reduced barriers to our exports and allowed American businesses to sell their goods and services more freely and competitively to markets around the world. Despite its success, NAFTA was negotiated more two decades ago, when the economic landscape looked very different. In 1994, the digital economy was in its infancy, Mexico had yet to undertake significant legal and regulatory reforms, and the North American supply chain had not yet fully developed."

WIT-LA, in a special collaboration with the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)(Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), kicks off its NAFTA series on August 16th.

Ken Wengrod, President & Co-Founder, FTC Commercial Corp
Javier Martinez, President & CEO, Martinez Brands
Daniel Gutierrez Topete, Managing Partner, Gutierrez, Diaz, Esparza, SC
Panel Moderated by Evelyn Suarez, Suarez Firm, Washington, D.C.


Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 10:30a.m. - 2p.m. Lunch included
Where: Conference Center, Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport
Hotel 2640 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815


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Members $45      Guests $65

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