04/04/2018 The Dallas Morning News
Gov. Greg Abbott doubled down on his defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement in a second letter to the Trump administration’s top trade negotiator, days after the president threatened to end the agreement over border security disputes.
In the letter dated Wednesday, Abbott thanked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer for his efforts to update the agreement but urged him to keep intact the rules that dictate which products receive preferential tariff treatment under the trade agreement.
The governor also asked to continue provisions allowing investors to file claims against NAFTA country governments if investor protections for fair and equitable treatment in the agreement are not upheld.