Statement by Canadian American Business Council CEO Maryscott Greenwood on recent Canada/U.S. trade developments

Canadian American Business Council

“Now is a good time to update NAFTA. However, it is important to understand that neither dairy nor lumber are covered by the NAFTA. The fact that these two protected sectors are the subject of bilateral disputes in recent weeks is not evidence that NAFTA is failing.”

“We believe that trade and open markets are the cornerstone of the prosperous integrated economy that Canada and the US enjoy. We hope that all the various sectoral challenges and opportunities presented by the modern economy will be negotiated in an atmosphere of goodwill and collaboration that characterized the longstanding partnership that Canada and the US exemplify.”

“We look forward to the negotiations and plan to play a constructive role in what promises to be a robust dialogue.”

For more information, contact Virginia Beckett:, 202-408-9122

SOURCE Canadian American Business Council

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  1. The dialogue to strengthen NAFTA between Canada and the USA is good news. Consultations instead of confrontation is the way to go. We have long opined that Canada is a rich country and that any new negotiated agreement should include all commodities. There should be no protection … all cards should be on deck. Let the negotiations be conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

    Canada and the USA enjoy the same land mass and it should be cost effective to trade with each other … there is good bilateral agreements between two friends and allies. Do build on these strengths …let goodwill further unite and let no one try to divide.

    Let good sense be the sway …

    Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is senior international correspondent for vision & gtaweekly newspapers.

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