HELENA – The Montana Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on news of an updated United States, Canada and Mexico trade agreement:
“The Trump administration sent an encouraging signal to Montana businesses this week with news of a deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),” said Webb Scott Brown, president/CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. “This development demonstrates that U.S. trade can thrive in both unilateral and multilateral agreements with other countries. Canada is by far Montana’s largest trading partner and Mexico is important, as well. Continuing productive trade with these crucial allies is good for Montana exports like wheat, and it protects domestic jobs. We commend the negotiators for finding a path forward in these discussions and urge swift approval.”
Envision 2026 , the 10-year strategic plan of the Montana Chamber, includes a goal to increase Gross State Product. A healthy international trade climate that benefits all participating parties contributes toward that goal.
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Since it’s formation in 1931, the Montana Chamber of Commerce has been the state’s leading business advocate, representing members from the state’s largest businesses, to Main Street “mom-and-pop’s.”
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For Immediate Release
Oct. 3, 2018
Media Contact: Communications Director Alexandria Klapmeier
(C) 406-437-4634 or Alexandria@MontanaChamber.com
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