On April 21, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law and the Mexico Center of Rice University’s Baker Institute co-hosted a Mexico Briefing presentation featuring Professor David Gantz*. Professor Gantz’s talk, “Prospects for U.S. – Mexico Trade: Will the Proposed Free Trade Agreements in the Pacific (TPP) and with Europe (TTIP) Enhance or Undermine the NAFTA Partnership?,” analyzed the trade agreements that the United States, Canada and Mexico are negotiating with Pacific Rim countries, and with trading partners in Europe. If adopted, these agreements will offer opportunities for U.S. and Mexican businesses, but they will also complicate our trade relations under NAFTA.
The program took place at the law offices of Andrews Kurth LLP, which generously sponsored this event.
* David A. Gantz is the Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and Director of the International Trade and Business Law Program at the University of Arizona. A leading expert and prolific author on international trade law, his career spans private practice, government service, and legal education. He has published seminal texts on regional trade agreements and international trade litigation, and has served as a government-appointed arbitrator in important international disputes.
Professor Gantz generously provided us with a prepared text of his remarks, which you will find here.