Canada, Mexico and the US created the largest global trade zone under NAFTA, tightly weaving together supply chains and transportation networks from factories to assembly plants to retail outlets.
Few dispute there was a need to modernize NAFTA and some argue that USMCA has done just that. But does trucking share that vision?
On a webinar hosted by International Road Transport Union on July 23, transport and logistics business leaders from North America – including Challenger Motor Freight’s Dan Einwechter, Derek Leathers of Werner Enterprises and Jorge Casares López, General director, Alianza Trayecto –will share unique perspectives from inside the industry on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing road transport as the USMCA kicks off this month.
Some questions that will be explored:
Does a post-COVID19 business environment provide an opportunity for USMCA to have a fresh start and a chance to grow? Are the pandemic crisis, regional economic contraction and global trade-wars conducive to strengthening regional integration and “near-shoring” manufacturing from Asia back to North America?
Is the new agreement a watershed change for North American Trade flows? Or simply an updated NAFTA, under which North American integration, from manufacturing to services to supply chains, took a front seat in the 26 years during which the agreement’s rules applied?
Moderator: Martin Rojas, Senior Adviser for the Americas, IRU
When: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 (US EST)
Language: English and Spanish
Click here for more program information and register.