Our Expertise
Amb. Hills Provides Historical Context on NAFTA and Its Role in Building the Modern Global Trading System
08.17.2017

In a live Bloomberg interview, Amb. Hills shares what NAFTA accomplished, how and why it should be upgraded, and its contributions to the Uruguay Round and launch of the World Trade Organization.

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Robert Fisher Assesses the First Day of NAFTA talks
08.16.2017

In an article for the Toronto Star, Mr. Fisher comments on trade negotiating dynamics as the first round of NAFTA talks get underway.

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Amb. Hills Describes How NAFTA Has Strengthened Regional Competitiveness
08.14.2017

In a CNN interview, Amb. Hills explains how expanded North American trade under NAFTA has enhanced the competitiveness of U.S. autos and other industries.

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What sets us apart is our experience solving international problems; worldwide network of relationships; and our business know-how.

Experience:

Our principals have worked at the highest levels of government advising Republican and Democratic Presidents on trade and investment, politics, and commercial diplomacy.  We have negotiated landmark multilateral trade agreements (NAFTA), helped launch linchpin global trade institutions (WTO), and successfully mobilized global alliances (first Persian Gulf coalition).  Our principals have especially broad and deep experience across Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East in a wide range of sectors.  And we have first-hand expertise and insight on key emerging markets in today’s headlines such as China, Mexico, Russia, India, and Brazil, as well as mature ones like Canada and the United Kingdom.  Our unique perspective allows us to contextualize and solve global problems practically and effectively.

Relationships:

We have worked with generations of leaders in the U.S. and foreign governments and in global business.  We maintain official government contacts to this day ranging from the highest level decision-makers to mid- and working level implementers.  Our C-suite and government affairs connections, board memberships, and current and previous leadership roles in leading industry associations, think tanks, and NGOs reinforce our ability to advance business priorities.  We have staked our reputation on a no-nonsense approach to tackling issues and delivering results.

Business Know-How:

Hills & Company has been advising global companies for 25 years.  To put our clients first, we work exclusively with one company in any given sector and always staff each matter with an experienced principal.  Our CEO and Chair has sat on numerous boards of Fortune 500 companies.  Our Vice Chair organized and ran the global public policy operations of one of the world’s most respected companies.  Our Co-Founder is an economist and recognized trade expert on market access and investment restrictions.  We have founded or practiced at preeminent international law firms on a broad range of global regulatory, trade, and antitrust matters that buttress our understanding of the issues.  We know international business and how to tailor our advice and strategies to get the best return on your investment.