In light of Justin Trudeau's visit with Barack Obama, experts discussed issues from the TPP to border relations to Mexico ties. ... Play Video
Ambassador Alan Wolff, Senior Counsel, International Trade Practice, Dentons; Chairman, National Foreign Trade Council
Eric Miller, Vice President, Innovation and Competitiveness, Business Council of Canada
Carlo Dade, Director, Center for Trade and Investment Policy, Canada West Foundation
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits U.S. President Barack Obama this week, it will be the first time in nearly 20 years there's a U.S. state dinner with a Canadian leader. Since his electoral campaign, Trudeau has made North American collaboration, on trade in particular, a priority. At a Council of Americas panel in Washington DC, experts discussed issues from passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership to border relations to Mexico ties.
Lifting the embargo on Cuba is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Experts from Havana and Washington weigh in. ... Play Video
Lifting the embargo on Cuba "is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when," U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer told AS/COA Online a couple of months after introducing a bill to end the embargo. In this video explainer, AS/COA's Alana Tummino joins Emmer and U.S. Commerce Department's Kelly Welsh on the implications of changing relations. Plus, Economist Ileana Díaz Fernández of the University of Havana reminds us change will take time, and that "a relationship of neighbors rather than enemies" is already a good start.
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