I think the real question for ACNA is whether they are recognized by god-fearing Anglicans in GAFCON and the Global South. The mechanism for recognition in the Anglican Communion is to go through the Anglican Consultative Council and I doubt they would recognize the ACNA as the Episcopal Church provides most of the funding for the ACC.
It is more important to be in a living relationship in communion with other faithful Anglican Christians than with those who do not share the same faith.
Athanasius was not concerned with communion with Constantinople if Constantinople was not orthodox in faith. If Athanasius had compromised, we would all be Arians to day.
I think it is very unlikely that the ABC will recognize the ACNA in any formal sense. I think he will recognize the ACNA as an ecumenical partner. He believes the ACNA must reconcile with The Episcopal Church. However I don’t think it matters. At the Nairobi GAFCON II conference the ABC came and he received communion from ACNA Archbishop Bob Duncan. What does that tell you? I thought it was excellently organized.
It is never possible to make others responsible by trying to make them responsible, because the very act of trying to make others responsible is preempting their responsibility.
Edwin Friedman in Generation to Generation (p. 211)