Renegotiating NAFTA: Prospects and Challenges: Session IV: How To Modernize Nafta

Featuring Christine Bliss, Amgad Shehata, David Weller, & Inu Manak

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently being renegotiated by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to get a better deal, or walk away entirely from NAFTA if necessary. Amidst the air of uncertainty surrounding the talks, a productive discussion surrounding the prospects and challenges to modernizing NAFTA has emerged. Though NAFTA was a cutting – edge trade deal in 1994, international trade has transformed significantly since then, most notably with the advent of the digital economy. This full – day conference explores both the politics and reality of the NAFTA negotiations, and puts forward ideas for what a modern NAFTA could look like.


Christine Bliss, Coalition of Service Industries
Amgad Shehata, UPS
David Weller, Google

Moderator: Inu Manak, Visiting Scholar, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute