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NGFA signals readiness to work with President Trump to modernize NAFTA

Jan 27, 2017
NGFA signals readiness to work with President Trump to modernize NAFTA: 

The NGFA was among 133 organizations and companies from the food and agriculture sector that sent President Donald Trump a letter this week expressing eagerness to work with the administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while preserving and expanding the gains achieved to date.

"With a few key sector exceptions that still require attention, North America intraregional food and agriculture trade is now free of tariff and quota restrictions....," the letter states. "[W]e look forward to working with your administration on reducing the non-tariff trade barriers that continue to inhibit our exports to the North American marketplace, as well as to addressing the remaining tariffs impeding access for some U.S. export sectors."

The letter also noted that in the 20 years since NAFTA was implemented, the market integration it fostered helped quadruple the value of U.S. food and agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico. The complete letter can be read here.

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