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Agriculture Among NAFTA Topics on Final Day

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The fifth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations wrapped up Tuesday. A Politico report describes the talks as relatively quiet. Canadian negotiators haven’t been making many counteroffers to U.S. proposals. Instead, they’re using closed-door meetings to challenge American proposals with data and to ask for explanations of why the U.S. feels the need for certain things to …

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Senators Want Commerce Secretary to Analyze NAFTA Withdrawal Cost

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter this week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, asking the administration to collect a “robust economic analysis” to evaluate how changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would affect agriculture. The letter says, “It’s imperative that before any changes are made to NAFTA or any other free trade agreement, that economic …

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Pro-Trade Republicans Unhappy with U.S. NAFTA Positions

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Pro-trade Republicans are increasingly worried that the Trump Administration will pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) , rather than negotiate a deal that keeps core benefits intact. As the fifth round of talks winds up on Tuesday, Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent says, “I think the administration is playing a dangerous game with the sunset provision.” He …

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NAFTA Negotiators Focusing on Cars and Finances

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture will not be a big focus in the current round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Bloomberg says negotiators will focus this round on regional content rules for products like cars, as well as financial services. One of the most contentious proposals from the U.S. deals with rules-of-origin for cars. Those rules determine how much …

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U.S. Chamber Says NAFTA Withdrawal Will Hurt States

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Texas, and Missouri could all suffer the most severe hits to their economies if President Trump decides to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Politico says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce listed 12 states that it says will be hit hardest by NAFTA withdrawal. John Murphy, senior vice president of international policy …

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Senator Urging Farmers to Stand Up for NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Republican Senator Jerry Moran penned an open letter to farmers and ranchers this week asking them to “do more” regarding concerns surrounding the North American Free Trade Agreement. The letter urges farmers, farm groups, and others, to “raise their concerns” with President Trump. He challenged the industry to do so via op-eds, letters, social media campaigns, and other venues about …

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Ag Coalition Stressing Importance of NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A coalition of agriculture groups is stressing the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to state governors. The coalition representing more than 100 agriculture groups is asking the governors to let President Trump know that they “support a modernized NAFTA that maintains and enhances food and agricultural trade,” according to the Hagstrom Report. The letter comes as …