May 18, 2017

Trump Administration Formally Announces NAFTA Renegotiation Process to Congress

Today, Congress was formally notified by the Trump administration of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The notification is necessary to begin a 90-day consultation process with Congress. The administration previously indicated that it would seek to renegotiate a better trade deal with both Mexico and Canada in lieu of formally withdrawing from the trade agreement; however the president did leave open the possibility that he would withdraw from the agreement entirely should a better deal for the U.S. not be reached.

In a statement issued late last month, Western Growers applauded the president’s decision to not immediately withdraw from NAFTA. WG plans to stay fully engaged with Congress and administration during the consultation process to ensure that member needs and concerns are considered.

For more information, contact Ken Barbic at (202) 296-0191.