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USMCA and Economic Relations

This members-only conversation with Mexico's Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Consul General examines the trade agreement that is reshaping the economic relationship in North America.
U.S. President Trump and Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador make joint statements before dinner at the White House in Washington
Luz María de la Mora Sanchez
Reyna Torres Mendivil
Alexander Hitch
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About this Event

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which took effect on July 1, 2020, is a key trade agreement that covers rules of origin for goods, pharmaceuticals, digital trade, and labor protections, among numerous other key sectors and topics. While some believe USMCA is simply a rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), what are the differences between the two agreements and what can we expect to see in the months and years ahead? Members of the Council are invited to participate in an exclusive discussion on the trade agreement that is reshaping the economic relationship in North America.

About the Speakers
Luz María de la Mora Sanchez
ViceMinister of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy, Government of Mexico
Luz María de la Mora Sanchez was appointed vice minister of foreign trade in the Ministry of Economy in December of 2018. She has been head of the unit of economic relations and international cooperation in Mexico’s foreign affairs and head of the international trade negotiations unit in Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, as well as head of the representations of Mexico’s Economy Ministry before the European Union in Brussels and before ALADI in Montevideo.
Reyna Torres Mendivil
Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago
Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil took office as Consul General of Mexico in Chicago on July 14th, 2019. She has held various positions in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including general director for Latin America and the Caribbean, deputy general director for international policy on human Rights, and deputy chief of staff to the Secretary of Foreign Relations.
Alexander Hitch
Former Research Associate
Council expert Alexander Hitch
Alexander Hitch is a former research associate for the Global Cities team at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, with expertise in the global economy. In this role, he coordinated various research at the Council, focusing primarily on global economic and trade policy.
Council expert Alexander Hitch