AF&PA Supports Trilateral Trade Agreement Between U.S., Mexico, Canada (10/02/18)

AF&PA Supports Trilateral Trade Agreement Between U.S., Mexico, Canada (10/02/18)

AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) President and CEO Donna Harman this week issued the following statement regarding a trilateral trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada:

"AF&PA supports a trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada and is encouraged that negotiations have produced a positive result. We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in America where $9.6 billion (45%) of our pulp and paper products are exported to our neighbors on our northern and southern borders supporting 52,000 direct and many more indirect American jobs.

While we are disappointed that investor-state dispute settlement was not retained in its entirety for all manufacturers, we will be reviewing the accord’s details to ensure that the agreement preserves and improves the market access that has benefitted our industry and its workers. We look forward to working with Congress in the coming weeks."