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

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.

Robert Fisher Assesses the First Day of NAFTA talks

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

Amb. Hills Describes How NAFTA Has Strengthened Regional Competitiveness

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.


Hills & Company was established in 1993 by Carla A. Hills, the former U.S. trade representative, to help businesses expand trade and investment worldwide. Our principals have unparalleled public and private sector experience in global business, trade, investment, economics, politics, and diplomacy.

Our analytical and advocacy efforts are enriched by a:

  • Thorough, first-hand understanding of the decision-makers, customs, negotiating tactics, and business practices in various foreign countries;
  • Broad range of knowledgeable and influential contacts in foreign government and business circles; and
  • Significant language capability

In seeking to bring about policy change in a foreign country or region on behalf of a client, we work with the client on a comprehensive approach to:

  • Analyze the issues, arguments, and relevant political and economic environments;
  • Develop a strategy for building support, both internal and external, for change;
  • Facilitate key contacts and introductions to support a negotiated and favorable outcome; and
  • Persuade key figures in the public and private sectors in a foreign market to take the steps necessary to accomplish the client’s objectives.