By Matthew Rooney and Carlo Dade
This report was published by the Wilson Center

North America lags most other major trade groups in its capacity to plan, fund and monitor trade infrastructure. As opportunities to near- and re-shore supply chains emerge in the wake of global developments, Canada, the United States and Mexico can benefit from increased investment into border infrastructure through a North American Trade Infrastructure Bank (NATIB).

This paper lays out the path to creating a permanent North American Trade Infrastructure Bank (NATIB) to bolster the competitiveness of North America. With a one-system view of supply and production chains, the NATIB would collect data on the movement of goods and use of assets throughout North America, use this data to advise governments on how and where to invest, and provide guarantees and help to finance infrastructure projects.

This report was published by the Wilson Center in partnership with the Canada West Foundation and the George W. Bush Institute. Thanks to researchers Taylor Blaisdell, Policy Analyst with the Canada West Foundation, and Nick Saliba, Research Fellow with the George W. Bush Institute.

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