A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Dr. Ralph Watkins - NAFTA at Twenty: Trade, Transformation and the China Factor
This half-day workshop will analyze the outcomes of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from the standpoint of changes that have occurred along the US-Mexico border. Despite the optimism that surrounded the implementation of NAFTA on January 1, 1994, its progress has been slowed by the decision of all three members (Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.) avoid the creation of institutions to guide and support the integration process; the lack of complementary economic reforms to promote competitiveness on Mexico's part; and the rapid entry of Chinese trade and investment in the NAFTA bloc following China's 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Dr. Ralph Watkins, Americas Trade Analysis, LLC
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