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Increasing USMCA Competitiveness through Regulatory Cooperation

OPINION By INU MANAK Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* Imposing and threatening new tariffs have generated many headlines in recent years, whether it involved the United States’ North American neighbors, its partners in Europe or its competitors in Asia, especially China. Much less attention has been given to divergent approaches to regulations and standards, which often pose

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North America’s Shared Prosperity Agenda

OPINION By SERGIO M. ALCOCER and DAMIÁN MARTÍNEZ TAGÜEÑA Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* The promise of the digital economy as a driver of economic growth is a reality and continues to grow in importance as global hyperconnectivity continues to expand. Nevertheless, geography has made a comeback as a central concern in economic policy design. The covid-19

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The Ties that Bind across North American Borders

OPINION By LAURIE TRAUTMAN Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* There are many social and economic ties that bind the United States, Canada and Mexico. Certainly, our integrated supply chains, multinational businesses and linkages between families and friends spread throughout the continent undergird the relationship. It is our borders, however, that literally serve as the ties that bind

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Getting Ready for a Post-Pandemic Border Policy

OPINION By MARK AGNEW Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* Border management was a unique and perennial challenge for the continent long before the start of the pandemic. Differing security considerations, geographies and domestic politics, among other factors, contribute to creating relationships to each border that vary in important ways. Yet, in spite of these differences, sound border

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North America’s Value Chains: Energy, Education, Health

OPINION By JOSÉ ANTONIO MEADE Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* It has become common place to speak about the disruptions brought about by the covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine in everything from global value chains, inflation, food availability and economic performance. This has led many to seek alternative solutions to improve supply chain resilience and

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North American Integration Means Foreign Direct Investment for Mexico

OPINION By MAGDALENA CARRAL Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* Over the past few years, investment conditions in Mexico have been increasingly questioned by analysts and the media, citing decisions such as the cancellation of the Constellation Brands plant in Mexicali and the Mexico City New International Airport that was being constructed in Texcoco. Is it possible that

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Building a Competitive North America on the Existing Foundation

OPINION By JERRY HAAR Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* The second decade of the 21st century increasingly mirrors the world’s political and economic environment of a century before when nationalism, protectionism and isolationism occupied center stage in the global political economy. The key drivers of economic growth and development — neoliberal economic policies and free market-oriented institutional

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North America’s Position in a Globalized World

OPINION By TOM LONG Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* Even as images of a “flat” world and effortless global connections gained popularity during the 1990s, regional relationships played a central role in structuring the world’s economic, social and political landscape. The proliferation of regional agreements, organizations and summits in Asia, Africa and Europe responded to the opportunities

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