Conference Call: US-Mexico Trade Deal: Implications and Next Steps

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August 28, 2018 - 2:30 pm

This call will be conducted using the application Zoom. Please see below instructions for how to connect.

After more than a year of negotiations, the United States and Mexico announced a trade deal today to resolve key bilateral issues. A trilateral agreement that includes Canada must now be worked out.

With millions of jobs, investments, and trade-dependent communities on the line, what does the US-Mexico deal mean for the future of North American trade, the region's global competitiveness, and US-Mexico relations? And what happens next with Canada?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and its Global Business and Economics Program via conference call on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. EDT for a rapid-reaction analysis on the implications of today's announcement of a US-Mexico deal.

Valeria Moy
Nonresident Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council
Director, México, ¿Cómo vamos?

Miguel Noyola
Partner, Global International Commercial and Trade Practice Group,
Baker McKenzie

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Bart Oosterveld
C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth;
Director, Global Business & Economics Program

Atlantic Council

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Valeria Moy is the director of México, ¿Cómo Vamos?, a prestigious economic policy think-tank in Mexico, and a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Previously, she served at the National Banking and Securities Commission focusing on regulation in the areas of development and economic studies and market and stock exchange supervision. Moy was the director of treasury at the National Provincial Group, the largest insurance company in Mexico. Since 2001 she has taught macroeconomics, for both undergraduate and graduate studies at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE). Moy is a weekly columnist at El Financiero on economic matters and frequently participates in interviews on television, radio, and print publications with different national and international media, such as CNN, The Washington Post, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs Latin America and America's Quarterly. In 2018, Forbes named her as one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico.

Miguel Noyola is a partner at Baker McKenzie, where he is a member of the Global International Commercial and Trade Practice Group. Mr. Noyola works primarily in the areas of foreign investment, corporate compliance, international joint ventures, cross-border restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, particularly with respect to Mexico and Latin America. He advises multinational companies on cross-border supply chain strategies and complex commercial and licensing arrangements. Mr. Noyola has assisted many clients in developing and implementing solutions to investment, operational and compliance challenges faced in cross-cultural and international settings. He is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on Cross-Border Transactions. The International Commercial practice, while led by Mr. Noyola in North America, received an exclusive Band One ranking in the Global Commercial Contracts section of Chambers Global in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Noyola is a frequent contributor to top-tier news outlets on matters relating to international commerce and foreign direct investments.

Jason Marczak is director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. He joined the Council in October 2013 to launch the center. Marczak has nearly twenty years of expertise in Latin American policy leadership and was previously director of policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and co-founder of Americas Quarterly magazine. At the Atlantic Council, he leads work on initiatives across the region and recently directed a four-country task force on Central America’s Northern Triangle and co-directed a similar effort on Colombia. His latest publication is Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios, published jointly with the Inter-American Development Bank. Marczak is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. His background also includes leadership of civil society engagement at Partners of the Americas as well as positions at the National Endowment for Democracy and in the office of then-Representative Sam Farr (CA).

Bart Oosterveld is the C. Boyden Gray fellow on global finance and growth and the director of the Global Business & Economics (GBE) Program at the Atlantic Council. In this capacity, Mr. Oosterveld leads the Council's work on global trade, growth, and finance. Among many other things, the GBE program houses the EuroGrowth Initiative at the Council and leads the Council’s work in the areas of economic sanctions, finance and trade, and provides timely commentary on macro-economic and financial market developments. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in November 2017, Mr. Oosterveld worked at Moody’s Investors Service for almost two decades. In his most recent role as chief credit officer, Mr. Oosterveld was responsible for the credit strategy and ratings quality in the Americas across all asset classes. Between 2010 and 2014, Mr. Oosterveld served as the rating agency’s global head of sovereign ratings. Among other positions, he was also chair of the company’s Macroboard, its chief credit officer for governmental ratings, as well as management representative to the board of directors.
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