Reichert Response After NAFTA Negotiations in Montreal

Jan 29, 2018 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Trade

Washington, DC - Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) returned yesterday from leading a two-day bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to Montreal, Canada during the sixth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. During the trip, the delegation met with senior government officials from all three countries and the U.S. negotiating team. Throughout the trip, the delegation worked to advance U.S. interests in the negotiations, reinforce Congressional priorities, and strengthen ties with our trading partners.

Upon arrival home, Rep. Reichert released the following statement:

“I am very pleased with the work our delegation accomplished during our visit to Montreal. We expressed our commitment to a successful, modernized NAFTA and shared our priorities for strengthening the agreement. Through these negotiations, we must provide certainty for American workers and businesses and tear down the barriers they face in Canada and Mexico through strong and enforceable commitments. I am optimistic about the progress made so far in these negotiations and the desire of all three countries to address the outstanding issues.  I will continue to fight for an updated NAFTA that meets the high standards my constituents demand.”