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Webinar Replay: What’s New about the New-NAFTA? July 1 and USMCA’s Impacts on California and Its Lawyers
January 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Hour MCLE
The program will provide an overview of USMCA focusing on its innovations and setbacks. Discussion points will include analyses of new chapters (imported from the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] that the U.S. failed to sign) and introduce a new model that enhances labor obligations, especially for Mexico. It will explore problematic changes such as those involving new domestic content rules for auto manufacturing; diminished enforcement mechanisms of breach of obligations; a sunset clause for the entire agreement and dispute settlement. Special relevance for California will be the analysis of agricultural improvements and ecommerce and digital trade. Vanessa Sciarra, VP for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy of the National Foreign Trade Council in DC, will be joined two additional speakers (bios to be provided) and the Program will be moderated by Prof. Robert E. Lutz, Treusch Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Legal Studies, Southwestern Law School, and member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the CLA.