Food, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Modernize NAFTA

  • On January 26, 2017

On January 23, ASTA joined with a diverse group of more than 130 food and agriculture groups in sending a letter to President Trump urging the new Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in ways that preserve and expand upon the gains achieved.

Together Canada, Mexico and the United States make up one of the most competitive and successful economic regions in the world. The success of this trading relationship has come largely from economic cooperation, integration, and policy alignment.

“With a few key sector exceptions that still require attention, North America intraregional food and agricultural trade is now free of tariff and quota restrictions, helping U.S. farmers, ranchers and food processors expand exports,” stated the groups in the letter. “However, barriers still exist for U.S. exporters and we 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.”

View the full letter here.