Wednesday, June 28, 2017

COBI professor participates in panel discussion about US/Canada trade

Andrew Solocha, Ph.D., Professor of Finance in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, was a panelist in a Northwest Ohio May panel discussion about trade between the United States and Canada.

“They wanted me to provide a big picture view about NAFTA, the US and Canada,” Dr. Solocha said. 

“Canada is our major trading partner and has created a lot of jobs in our area   Since NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) passed, we have taken Canada for granted.  We need to revisit our relationship and make it stronger.”               

“Each country has an unique identity, but when they work together they can build something even better.”
Dr. Solocha’s primary field of instruction and research is international finance,

“It’s all about Supply Chain management,” Dr. Solocha added, noting that supply chain is an area in which “UT College of Business and Innovation does a great job teaching.”

Bardish Chagger, Canada’s minister of small business and tourism, was also a featured panelist.

The event was presented by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Growth Partnership.