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United Fresh Comments On NAFTA Modernization

Mar 23, 2017

Recently, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office held an open comment period, during which the general public could provide recommendations on what policy goals the Trump Administration should pursue in the course of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The landmark agreement, now over 20 years old, has done more to integrate the fresh fruit and vegetable trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico than any other trade agreement. United Fresh provided comments urging the administration to preserve the benefits of the agreement for America’s fresh produce providers, while addressing the disadvantages experienced by some produce providers. The public comment period closed on June 12.  The Trump Administration formally notified Congress on May 18 of its intent to renegotiate the deal, setting off a 90-consultation period before negotiations can begin. United Fresh will continue to work closely with policymakers and our allies in agriculture to ensure the best results for the fresh produce sector. United Fresh’s comments can be found here

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