York U experts available to comment on Canada’s new trade agreement


TORONTO, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – After months of sometimes tense negotiations, Canada, the United States, and Mexico have announced a tentative new trade deal.  The agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (formerly NAFTA), is an updated trade agreement that includes changes on investment and the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cars and car parts, the dairy industry, supply management and more.

The following experts are available for interviews:

Bernie Wolf, Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Business, Director of the Certificate in International Trade and Investment at the Schulich School of Business, is an expert in international trade, investment, trade agreements, exchange rates and monetary policy.

Gus Van Harten, Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, is an expert in international trade, investment law, NAFTA and trade treaties.

Anoop Madhok is a Professor of Strategy and the Scotiabank Chair in International Business and Entrepreneurship at the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Justin Tan, Professor of Management at the Schulich School of Business, Newmont Chair in Business Strategy, has consulted for the Canadian International Development Agency (on Canadian auto industry) and has previously acted as a volunteer advisor to the United States Foreign Policy on advising the Nebraska State Governor’s Office on China trade.

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