Earlier this week, ASP COO Andrew Holland authored an article featured in the Waco Tribune-Herald discussing the recent United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The USMCA is a much-needed facelift to the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Holland states that,
“this agreement…renew[s] American leadership in the Americas.”
The USMCA should be a model for trade relationships going forward. Holland argues that using bipartisan, cross-border dialogue helps the US show strength through leadership, whilst embedding American values within the borders of our neighboring countries.
“The partnerships that the United States has built through other trade agreements, like the counties in the Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement and the bilateral agreements with Colombia, Peru, Chile and Panama, should be a starting point for further integration with U.S. values.”
Holland also reiterates that Washington should not move on to the next crisis and ignore its Latin American relationships.
“Over the coming year, the American Security Project will work with its stakeholders and partners to more thoroughly explore how to build on this success. As we convene our new Latin American Security Council, the lessons from passage of USMCA will provide a model for rebuilding bipartisan foreign policy consensus in Congress.”
Read the full article here.
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