The world has changed dramatically since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed. Today, 20 years later, we live in an era of mega-regionalism. This new reality calls for a new strategic vision for North America.
COA's Eric Farnsworth participated in an NDN panel and reflected on the future of US-Mexico bilateral relations following February's North American Leaders' Summit. ... Play Video
COA's Vice President Eric Farnsworth participated in a forum at the New Democrat Network to discuss U.S.-Mexico engagement after President Barack Obama's February trip to Mexico. Farnsworth said that the North American Leaders' Summit was valuable, but "we have to then have implementation" to build a framework for NAFTA to increase trade efficiency and productivity. He also notes that much has changed in the 20 years since NAFTA's creation—including Mexico's economic and technological growth—and the agreement can't be discussed with the same terms used in 1994.