Following an often-tumultuous negotiating process, the United States, Canada and Mexico have signed a new free-trade agreement, and it’s a good one. While no trade agreement will please everyone, the negotiators came to a deal that will deliver terrific economic benefits. As MLI Munk Senior Fellow Richard Owens, one of the leading Canadian commentators on intellectual property, innovation and trade explains, the IP reforms committed to in the USMCA agreement “will encourage economic growth and improve the innovation environment in Canada.” And they are good for our partners, too. Please join us on May 23 for a discussion about the importance of the IP provisions in the USMCA and the importance of swiftly ratifying the agreement.
- Richard Owens, Munk Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
- Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
- Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice-President, Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) (moderator)
- Alberto Saracho, President, Fundación IDEA
- The Honorable Joe Crowley, Honorary Co-Chair, Pass USMCA Coalition, former Representative from New York State
- Scotty Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council