NAFTA Renegotiation: Key Issues for Manufactured Goods and Textiles
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Formal negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement may begin as early as mid-August. Companies with NAFTA supply chains should be aware of the state of play of these negotiations and how to participate in them to advocate for their interests, whether it be maintaining the status quo, making improvements, or minimizing harm to specific supply chain scenarios. This webinar will examine the range of issues being discussed and help companies understand the challenges and opportunities presented.
- presidential authority
- congressional authority
- general NAFTA provisions ripe for change
- textile and apparel NAFTA provisions debated for change
- new provisions
- rules of origin – examples of potential additional restrictions or flexibilities
- actions companies can take to maintain or improve their supply chain and competitive status
Elise Shibles is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including NAFTA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations.