Trade Integration in the Americas
On November 5-6, 2018, the McBride Center hosted a Texas Conference on International Business and Economics and a Policy Forum on “Trade Integration in the Americas.”
In 1989, the first university conference on prospects for a North American free-trade agreement was held at Baylor University. Since that time, we have hosted three other conferences on trade in the Americas, and Baylor hosted a summit of the leaders of the U.S. Canada, and Mexico in 2005. After 30 years of academic discussion and official negotiation, however, the Western Hemisphere has never agreed on a broad framework for cooperation, and NAFTA has recently been the subject of difficult negotiations. What is the current landscape of Trade Integration in the Americas? What could be gained from a broader system of cooperation? What major issues and obstacles must be be addressed? These and other questions were addressed by public and private officials at our policy forum.
View the Global Business Forum Schedule for November 2018