Looking for an Expert on NAFTA Talks? U of G Is the Place

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The latest round of North American free-trade agreement (NAFTA) talks wrapped up on Monday in Montreal, with Canadian, Mexican and American trade ministers agreeing that while progress was made, there are still challenges ahead.

U of G agri-food trade and policy professor Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor says many Canadian businesses are worried about the potential collapse of NAFTA because Canada hasn’t diversified its exports as much as the U.S. He says if a collapse should happen, he’s interested in remedies for Canada and Mexico. Afesorgbor says Canada could diversify its export markets, make businesses more competitive to improve the nation’s economy and take advantage of strict U.S. immigration policies to attract more skilled labour from around the world.

Prof. Afesorgbor recently joined U of G’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. He studies international and development economics, especially trade, globalization and development.

He is available for media interviews.

Contact
Prof. Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor
Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
safesorg@uoguelph.ca