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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Rep. Kind’s Statement on Administration Reopening NAFTA

May 18, 2017
Press Release

The Trump Administration sent formal notice to Congress that they intend to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Below is Rep. Kind’s statement:

“There is no doubt that NAFTA has some serious flaws that have negatively impacted Wisconsin workers, farmers and business. However, it is important to recognize that Canada and Mexico are two of Wisconsin farmers' largest export markets and access to those markets must not be threatened. I am concerned that the Administration lacks a comprehensive plan for renegotiation. I encourage them to make resolving unfair dairy policies a top priority in the context of any NAFTA renegotiation. The test for any renegotiation must be if the agreement would level the playing field for our workers, farmers, and businesses.”