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KSAT: NAFTA renegotiation deadline Monday

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Washington, June 11, 2017 | comments
Monday is the final day trade stakeholders can provide input for the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer sent Congress a notification letter on May 18 explaining the administration's plans to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.

“South Texas is a world competitor for international trade,” Rep. Henry Cuellar said. “Trade is the backbone of our local economies and has allowed us to develop and have a better quality of life for our citizens.

"Much of this has to do with the initiation of the NAFTA agreement over 20 years ago. The United States has already done most of the work in coming up with a modern trade deal with the Trans Pacific Partnership, and I believe NAFTA 2.0 can be modeled with this in mind,” Cueller said.

Written letters will be accepted through the USTR website until Monday.
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