NAFTA's first year, falling peso topic of law school symposium

By Raya Tahan

Arizona Daily Wildcat

With the recent devaluation of the peso, economic experts are reevaluating the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The agreement, which allows untaxable trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada, was passed just over a year ago.

In an effort to assess the agreement's impact on the citizens of the three countries, the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, a student-run publication of the University of Arizona Law School, is hosting a three-day symposium at the Hotel Park Tucson.

"We believe an evaluation of NAFTA's first year in light of the peso devaluation to be timely and newsworthy," said Kristine Fox, symposium co-chairwoman.

She said a major goal of the conference will be to formulate suggestions for the future of North American trade.

"We hope to address a broad spectrum of vantage points, from trade and investment to labor and the environment," Fox said.

The sessions will consist of speeches and panel discussions. Speakers will include Boris Kozolchyk, a U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and David Gantz, a U.S. panelist on international trade disputes.

The outcome of the sessions will be published in the fall 1995 volume of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.

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