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GMA Statement on the Administration Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

GMA Press Contact

Brian Kennedy

office: 202-639-5994

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued the following statement today on behalf of Pamela G. Bailey, GMA’s president and CEO, on the Administration’s announced intention to renegotiate NAFTA.

“NAFTA has helped to create a strong and vibrant North American market that has eliminated nearly all tariffs on processed food and beverages, supporting the 2.1 million U.S. jobs in food and beverage manufacturing, driving growth in the U.S. economy, and benefitting consumers.  However, NAFTA is more than twenty years old, and there may be ways to modernize and enhance its commitments.  We look forward to working with the Administration, Congress, and other stakeholders on how best to achieve that objective.”


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