On Wednesday, August 30 NAEGA joined a letter to USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn regarding Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter recognizes the benefits of Chapter 19 of the agreement, which allows U.S. companies to hold the Canadian and Mexican government accountable for unjustified AD/CVD duties. Without Chapter 19, U.S. companies would be forced to contest AD and CVD determinations in lengthy and potentially unreliable Canadian and Mexican court proceedings. The letter confirms that the success of the NAFTA agreement for U.S. food and agriculture partly lies on the agreements dispute settlement mechanisms.
A copy of the letter can be found here.