The ability of state officials to engage with one another to exchange insights and experiences is a fundamental element in the development of regional solutions and strengthening of legislative institutions. Through the Legislative Exchange Series, legislators and legislative staff can participate in virtual gatherings focused on development training and policy issues affecting the Western region. Complimenting the work of CSG West’s policy committees and programs, the series will provide insightful and interactive sessions supporting the work of our members. Sessions are free and registration information is below.






Update on the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA)

December 11, 2020

11:30 am (PST)


The United States Mexico Canada trade agreement (USMCA) went into effect on July 1, 2020 as an upgrade to the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this new agreement coincides with an increasingly uncertain economic forecast for North America. In 2018, trade between the U.S. and Mexico totaled an estimated $671.1 billion, as reported by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Controlling the spread of the virus called for a halt in cross-border traffic creating a significant financial risk to both economies. Join this exchange as we seek to answer the question: How will the USMCA help reconstruct the North American trade during the COVID-19 crisis?


Registration is limited to members of the Border Legislative Conference (BLC)