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In Search of a Stronger, More Unified North America

OPINION By ERIC FARNSWORTH and EARL ANTHONY WAYNE North America was trending in the midterm elections, although you may have missed it. Think about the top campaign issues in races across the country: economic recovery and job creation, inflation, the price of gasoline, immigration, border security, increasing crime and suffering in communities devastated by fentanyl and other drugs. With the

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The Tough Job of Unlocking the USMCA’s Full Potential

OPINION By JOHN BURZAWA, SOPHIE EGAR and EARL ANTHONY WAYNE Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) provides continent-wide rules, norms and problem-solving processes that can help the three-member countries to continue the trade and coproduction system established under its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But if the USMCA is to

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The Missing Links in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

OPINION By JUAN CARLOS BAKER Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* A lot has happened in trade matters since the United States withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) in 2019. The TPP entered into force in December 2018 without the United States but including Mexico and Canada. It was then rebranded as the Comprehensive and Progressive Transpacific Partnership

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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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UNOPS Receives Award for Work in Mexico amid Lengthy Delivery Delays

By KELIN DILLON Despite more than a year and a half of reports surrounding the United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) failure to deliver life-saving drugs to Mexico in a timely manner, drug shortages and cost overruns, the UNOPS in Mexico was awarded the the United Nations Global Procurement Award – the highest award available in the sector –

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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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