July 17, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement on the objectives published today by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for the upcoming negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

“The Chamber and its members are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work modernizing the NAFTA. We commend the administration’s recognition that we must do no harm to the American jobs, businesses, and industries that depend on trade with Canada and Mexico and adhere to the process laid out in the TPA law. Working with industry, agriculture, and our partners in Canada and Mexico, we can keep the current benefits of the NAFTA, enhance them with modern, new provisions, and proceed in a way that avoids disrupting the flow of trade and the millions of jobs it supports.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.