On Monday, January 23 NAEGA, along with over 130 other organizations representing a broad cross-section of the U.S. food and agriculture industry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump regarding the importance of trade and the North American marketplace. The letter, addressed to the President and distributed to key people within the White House, U.S. Departments of Treasury, Agriculture, and Commerce, U.S. Trade Representative and the Canadian and Mexican Embassies, expresses the undersigned organizations desire to work with the Administration to preserve and expand on the gains achieved by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during any renegotiation or modernization. A copy of the letter can be found here.
Over the past few months NAEGA has been working closely with the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade, an off the record broad based open forum that convenes as needed to discuss U.S. agriculture’s interests in trade, to communicate with the Trump Administration regarding the benefits of trade to the U.S. food and agriculture sector. As the Trump Administration gets settled, NAEGA plans to continue its leadership role in the Dialogue and in efforts to preserve and modernize trade in North America, the Asia-Pacific and beyond.