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 […]
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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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 […]
John G. Murphy Canadian, American and Mexican flags stand on stage ahead of the first round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. As negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue, a moment of truth is at hand. While the American business and agriculture […]
John G. Murphy An F150 truck on the production line at Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Truck Assembly plant. Photo credit: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg. Concern is mounting as negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enter their fourth round this week. While the American business and agriculture community broadly supports measures to modernize the […]
John G. Murphy Photo credit: Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. As negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enter their fourth round, we’ve come to a crossroads. While the American business and agriculture community broadly supports measures to modernize the pact, the Trump administration […]
Sean Hackbarth U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue speaks to AmCham Mexico. Photo credit: U.S. Chamber staff / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s time to “ring the alarm bells” on NAFTA, the head of the U.S. Chamber warned. The business community will fight to make sure it’s modernized, because abandoning the North American […]
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 10:00am Thomas J. Donohue Download the speech