NAFTA Renegotiations & DRC

We’ve received a number of inquiries from DRC members regarding what impact changes to the NAFTA agreement may have on DRC, particularly if NAFTA is radically changed or dissolved. We want to alleviate any concerns and assure members that the outcome of the NAFTA negotiations will have no impact on the operation of DRC.

An organization like DRC was discussed by both the governments and industries of the U.S., Canada and Mexico as far back as the 1990’s. The goal at the outset was to create a set of common rights and responsibilities that would both facilitate trade and respect the differences in each country. NAFTA created the opportunity to originate DRC under the NAFTA 707 Committee on Private Commercial Disputes in Agriculture.

While NAFTA may have given birth to DRC, we have moved well beyond it with members all over the world.

Make no mistake, changes to NAFTA resulting in trade barriers of any kind may have an impact on our educational services and the kinds of disputes we see but our primary role and our member’s rights and responsibilities will remain unchanged.

For any question or clarification about NAFTA and its impact on DRC, please contact the DRC Help Desk:

DRC Help Desk | 613-234-0982 | [email protected]

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