NAFTA and the Automotive Industry: What Will Keep America Competitive?

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National Press Club

529 14th Street Northwest

13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

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There is little doubt that upcoming proposals and policy changes impacting trade could profoundly affect the automotive industry. Now is the time to explore the potential impacts of renegotiating or modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and implementing other critical trade rule changes.

MEMA, which represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the US, will host a timely and lively discussion on the ways that NAFTA has helped the industry grow over recent years and what complexities would be involved in changing the rules. The discussion will also explore how prepared American companies are to reshore jobs to the US.

What changes to NAFTA would help support a level playing field while not harming American businesses? How do we find a path forward for motor vehicle parts suppliers and the automotive industry? We sincerely hope you will join us for this important dialogue that aims to answer these and other critical questions.

Agenda:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
  • Program: 8:30 a.m.
  • Panel Discussion: 8:35 a.m.
  • Questions: 9:30 a.m.

Panelists:

  • John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers
  • Linda Dempsey, Vice President, International and Economic Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
  • Charles Uthus, Vice President for International Policy, American Automotive Policy Council
  • Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

Moderator:

  • Bruce Hirsh, Tailwind Global Strategies; former US Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC and former Chief International Trade Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance

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National Press Club

529 14th Street Northwest

13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

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