Sean Hackbarth U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue (right) and Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, at the 2018 State of American Business press conference. Photo credit: Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce. After Tom Donohue laid out the U.S. Chamber’s 2018 agenda in the State of American Business […]
Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 14 million jobs in the United States.
Of these 14 million, 5 million are directly attributable to the increase in trade facilitated by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With a two-decade record to examine, it is clear the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has generated a major expansion of economic activity that sustains millions of jobs and enhances the global competitiveness of all three countries.
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Cordell Eddings A pedestrian walks past plants displayed for sale in Manhattan’s flower district in New York. Photo credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg. On Above the Fold, we recently examined the 12 states that would be hit hardest by a withdrawal from NAFTA. Over the coming weeks, we’ll take a close look at one small business in […]
John G. Murphy An employee on the production line at the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington, TX. Photo credit: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg. As the Trump Administration works to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), American companies of every size, sector, and state have been reassessing the agreement’s importance. We’ve heard a great deal […]
Sean Hackbarth A combine harvests hard red winter wheat in Zurich, KS. Photo credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg. NAFTA continues to be top of mind as the latest round of negotiations on modernizing the trade agreement concluded late last month. Knowing the harm it would have on American agriculture, elected officials and advocacy groups are making the […]
Steve Lamar Blazers hang in a clothing factory in New York City. Photo credit: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg. Textile and apparel executives, and their U.S. workers, are nervously eyeing the ongoing negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Concerns around possible job losses in this sector are running high and rising. If you had read […]
John G. Murphy Imagine the scene: The U.S. unemployment rate is climbing. Crops in the heartland are rotting. Manufacturers are moving abroad. Consumer prices are rising. That’s the picture painted by Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in his recent column in The Wall Street Journal examining the increasingly precarious […]
Gordon Stoner A combine harvesting wheat near Wasco, OR. Photo credit: Oregon Department of Transportation. Editors’ note: Gordon Stoner is President of the National Association of Wheat Growers. He was a panelist at an October 31, 2017 U.S. Chamber event, “The Future of NAFTA: The Stakes for American Agriculture and Business.” On average 50% of wheat […]
Randy Spronk Family owned and operated hog farm in central Iowa. Photo credit: Green Fire Productions. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Editors’ note: Randy Spronk is a pork producer from Edgerton, MN. He was a panelist at an October 31, 2017 U.S. Chamber event,”The Future of NAFTA: The Stakes for American Agriculture […]
Sean Hackbarth Cattle graze in St. Lucie County, FL. Photo credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg. Negotiations to update North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are generating lots of reactions. Two of them being senses of uncertainty and opportunity. On the side of doubt sits Nebraska cattle rancher, Craig Uden, who fears access to a valuable export market […]