Statement from Border Trade Alliance on U.S.-Mexico trade deal announcement

WASHINGTON (August 27, 2018) – Border Trade Alliance President Britton Clarke released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement that an agreement had been reached with Mexico on trade:

“The cross-border trade community is encouraged by this important step to formulate an updated trade agreement with Mexico. Credit is due the White House and the outgoing and incoming Mexican administrations for working diligently to reach agreement on a number of important issues that we believe will help bolster the continued health of the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

“The Border Trade Alliance would continue to stress however, that NAFTA’s trilateral construct, which has defined the world’s most economically competitive trade bloc for nearly 25 years, should be preserved and modernized.

“We would urge parties to continue to work to ensure that the final agreement is a trilateral one.”

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