Comprehensive Trade Agreements and Modernized NAFTA

Training by a recognized provider for the purposes of mandatory continuing education – 12.5 hours

November 15, 2018 – November 16, 2018

Court of Appeal of Quebec – Training Room (Ernest-Cormier Building, 100, Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal, RC.22)
Montréal, QC


If you have any dietary restrictions, please notify Mrs. Vicki Baribeau-Pessiridis.

  Deadline for cancellations with reimbursement: November 9, 2018                             

Comprehensive Trade Agreements and the New USA – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA)

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In forcing the NAFTA parties to renegotiate the Agreement, the Trump administration has also created the opportunity to modernize the 23-year-old NAFTA, to re-evaluate its legacy and to discuss an alternative model. After Mexico and Washington announced their bipartite Agreement in principle on August 27th, 2018, and after the White House notified Ottawa that it should endorse what was agreed before October 1, 2018, the three countries settled in extremis the day before the U.S. deadline on what is now known as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is expected to be signed by officials at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the end of November 2018 and the Agreement will remain to be implement by each party after the signing.

Organized jointly with the American Bar Association – Section of International Law (ABASIL), this symposium is a unique chance to complete 12.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education by experienced lawyers from U.S., Mexico and Canada, who will take a critical look at the new USMCA. Raymond Bachand, Ad. E., Chief negotiator for the Government of Quebec for the modernization of NAFTA & Strategic advisor at Norton Rose Fullbright LLP in Montreal, and Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad.E., G.O.Q., MSRC, Former Premier of Québec, Chief Negotiator for the Government of Québec in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) & of Counsel at Lavery LLP in Montreal, will give the opening speeches of this conference.

This conference is the continuation of the symposium organized in collaboration with the Chicago Bar Association in Chicago last June 2018, and the perfect opportunity to follow the evolution of the negotiations and network with your colleagues.

Registration to this activity includes***:

  • Scientific program;
  • Lunches;
  • Cocktail events.

*Training by a recognized provider for the purposes of mandatory continuing education – 12.5 hours.
An attestation of attendance will be emailed after the activity.
**Sessions in English only.
***Transportation and lodging at your own expense. Preferential rate for lodging and air transport are available.

Signups closed for this activity