During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump delivered a consistent message that he would renegotiate and/or throw out trade agreements that do not “put America first,” specifically referencing the need to keep and increase American jobs. Since winning election, President Trump has followed through on that message with actions such as withdrawing the United States from negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and serving notice that his administration wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These actions have the potential to not only disrupt fruit and vegetable imports and harm a large number of U.S. companies/United Fresh members, but could also generate significant retaliation by other countries toward U.S. exports. The U.S. fruit and vegetable industry, and partners around the globe, need to influence the Trump Administration and Congress to enact only sound agricultural trade policies that preserve opportunities for market access for fresh fruits and vegetables.
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