NAFTA: Boom Or Bust For The Chemical Industry?

March 23, 1998

Analysts Discuss Impact of Trade Agreement on North American Chemical Business

Debated from its inception to the present, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has held a variety of promises for the chemical industry that would bolster chemical production, consumption and investment between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Have these promises been realized, or is it too soon to tell? Has NAFTA had a discernible impact, or have trade increases been attributable to other factors? And, based on current conditions, what impact might NAFTA have in the future?

In a March 31 session at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, industry analysts discuss their respective studies of NAFTA's effects since its implementation three years ago.

WHAT: Chemical Trade Under NAFTA

WHEN: Tues., March 31 9:00 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Dallas Convention Center Rm. D324, Level 3


John J. Gersic -- Division Chief, Energy, Chemicals and Textiles U.S. International Trade Commission

Allen J. Lenz, Ph.D.-- Managing Director, Economics Chemical Manufacturers Association

Gerald J. Finn -- Vice President, Corporate Government Relations, NOVA Corporation

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