Trade Policy Roundtable

  • When: October 10, 2017 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Where:

    Columbus Chamber of Commerce
    150 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Event Type: Chamber  Government Relations  

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico have now completed two rounds of meetings to negotiate modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This is a welcome development, but more work is necessary if we are going to protect one of the most successful trade agreements in our history. Columbus Chamber members (and prospects) are invited to engage in a conversation lead by Derek Gianino, Director of International Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about the future of NAFTA and other trade agreements under the new Trump Administration.

Here in the Columbus Region, we are home to more than 450 foreign-owned firms employing over 54,000 workers. Columbus is the third largest export area in Ohio reporting an exports value of $6.2 billion, or an 11.4% share of the state’s exports. We have grown exports 116% since 2009, and continue efforts to strategically expand the market. The Columbus Chamber is working with our partners at the national level to educate and inform, as well as gather input and insight from businesses, to ensure our Region and our Country stays ahead of our global competitors through fair and accountable trade and investment agreements.  

Please register by Friday, October 6. This event is free to attend.

Parking is available at the Lazarus Parking Garage – RiverSouth located at 232 South Front Street. Additional parking is available at the Columbus Commons Main Garage located at 55 East Rich Street.

Questions? Contact Holly Gross, Vice President of Government Relations, at HollyGross@Columbus.org or 614.225.6903.