The Impact of TPP on NAFTA.
Washington, DC, 4 PM GMT
Proponents of the TPP state that it will deepen the economic relations between NAFTA countries. The Obama Administration argues that NAFTA is strengthened because it expressly addresses workers’ rights and environmental issues, and imposes trade sanctions for violations.
The TPP also addresses other issues not covered by NAFTA, including restrictions on activities of state-owned enterprises, protections for digital freedom by preserving free flows of information across borders and, of particular help to small and mid-sized exporters, prohibitions on rules that force businesses to locate infrastructure in the markets they seek to penetrate.
There are significant hurdles before TPP is approved in each House of Congress in an up or down vote pursuant to the President’s Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA” or “Fast Track”), followed by several months of public and Congressional review and publication of a U.S. International Trade Commission report on the likely impact of enactment on the U.S. economy.
It also requires the approval of several other countries as well. If the TPP does become law, there are a plethora of complex questions regarding the extent certain products, transactions or services are covered.
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- Susan Burns, Susan Burns LLC
- Rene Alva, EC Legal
- Aristeo Lopez-Sanchez, Legal Counsel for International Trade and Investment, Ministry of the Economy at Mexican Embassy, Washington DC
- Laura Sierra, Alston & Bird LLC, Washington DC
- Nicolas Guzman, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington DC
- Greg Kanargelidis, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto CA