Arkansas District Export Council to convene webinar on USMCA

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The Arkansas District Export Council will host a one-hour webinar on Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. to offer insight on the United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement (USMCA), which updated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

You can sign up for the seminar at this link.

International business experts will discuss new additions and modifications to what was NAFTA but more importantly, how to incorporate the new trade agreement into supply chain strategy. The speakers include:

Dina Santos, who is the Canadian Consul and Trade Commissioner of Canada in Dallas, Texas and leads its commercial trade section efforts in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Alejandro Rojas, who has served as Chief Economist for public and private agencies in Mexico and Canada. He is currently a Trade & Business Development Manager with MSquare Consultants in Mexico.

Ernesto Pinal, who is a Global Business Expansion Consultant has been responsible for the design and successful implementation of several international market expansion and exports.

Rudy Ortiz, who works for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, where he assists companies with International Business/Exporting needs and training. He is the current Chair of the Arkansas District Export Council as well as a board member of the National District Export Councils. Ortiz is a Certified Global Business Professional as well as a U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Export and Trade Counselor.

On July 1, 2020, the United States, Mexico, and Canada updated NAFTA to create the new USMCA. This new free trade agreement contains enhancements and modernized approaches to rules of origin, agricultural market access, intellectual property, digital trade, financial services, labor, and numerous other sectors.

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