Trump admin taking ‘constructive’ stance on NAFTA-U.S. Chamber of Commerce

4/24/2017 Reuters

NAFTA_logoU.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has adopted a “constructive” approach to NAFTA behind the scenes, despite headlines to the contrary, the head of the biggest U.S. business lobby said in a speech due to be delivered in Mexico City later on Monday.

Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in prepared remarks that his organization was urging the Trump administration to amend but not abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement, and would not stop until the deal with Canada and Mexico was strengthened.

“I want to assure you, despite what you may see in the news, there is a constructive process underway behind the scenes,” Donohue said in the text of the speech to be given at the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico.

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