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

25 Apr

Canadian American BusinessWASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “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: vbeckett@cabc.co, 202-408-9122

SOURCE Canadian American Business Council

About CABC

The Canadian American Business Council is the voice of business in the world’s most prosperous relationship. Established in 1987, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations, Canada and the United States.

Thier members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border ranging from entrepreneurs to best name brands in the world. Collectively, CABC members employ about two million people and have annual revenues of close to $1.5 trillion. The Council’s activities include high-level briefings on issues of current concern, assistance with practical trade and policy challenges, significant networking opportunities, and informative seminars.

The CABC Board roster is represented by Air Canada, Barrick Gold, Baxter Corporation, Bennett Jones, Bombardier, Borden Ladner Gervais, Campbell’s Soup Company, Canadian National Railway, Capitol Hill Consulting Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Contextere, Dickstein Shapiro, Enbridge, Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, ExxonMobil, Facebook, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Google, Harley-Davidson Canada, Johnson&Johnson, Lockheed Martin, MasterCard, Motion Picture Association-Canada, Revolution Organics, Rio Tinto Canada, Shell, Spectra Energy, TD Bank Group, and UPS. The CABC Advisory Board is composed of all former Ambassadors to Canada and the U.S., as well as former Congressman John LaFalce, P.C., Q.C., and former Minister Barbara McDougall, P.C., O.C.

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