Trump’s Executive Order to Renegotiate NAFTA Signed January 23rd, 2017
Local farmer and County Board Member Michele Aavang, whose business relies on Mexico and Canada, appeared on CGTN discussing the federal program, “ It would obviously curtail our exports. And that is just something we cannot afford at this time. Canada and Mexico are huge export markets for us. To have that pulled away would just be devastating.”
One aspect of the renegotiation is to lower the trade deficit between the US and Mexico, and to do this the administration wants to eliminate unfair subsidies.
Trump is the first President to begin renegotiating NAFTA since implementation in 1994.