NAFTA

CPMA is actively engaged in representing the fresh produce industry as Canada, Mexico and the United States renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This page will be updated regularly with important information, press releases and upcoming activities relating to the renegotiation of NAFTA. For CPMA members, regular updates will also be featured in our monthly newsletter Produce Now.

Effect of NAFTA Withdrawal on U.S. Ag Sector
The non-partisan Congressional Research Service has released a report outlining how U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA can have a significant impact on consumers and continental supply chains.

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Upcoming Round 5 NAFTA Negotiations
As we prepare for Round 5 of the NAFTA negotiations, the U.S.-based Pew Research Center has released a poll showing that 56% of Americans believe that NAFTA is good for the U.S. Additionally, 57% believe that NAFTA benefits the U.S. and Canada about equally.

Source data is available here

CPMA Talks NAFTA at FPAA Convention
CPMA President Ron Lemaire delivered a presentation on NAFTA and the Canadian position at the recent Fresh Produce Association of the Americas convention in Arizona.

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CPMA’s Jane Proctor discusses NAFTA on the Business News Network
Earlier this week Jane Proctor, Vice President of Policy and Issue Management discussed the produce industry’s priorities relating to NAFTA and its impact on our sector.

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CPMA and The Wilson Center Host Successful NAFTA Event
CPMA, in collaboration with The Wilson Institute, hosted a "NAFTA and the Fresh Produce Industry" panel discussion and reception in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 18th, 2017.

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CPMA President Ron Lemaire and CPMA Chair Rick Alcocer meet with State officials in California
On July 27th and 28th, CPMA President Ron Lemaire and CPMA Board Chair Rick Alcocer meet with California state officials to highlight the benefits of NAFTA between Canada and the United States.

Read the announcement here

CPMA submits comments to federal government on NAFTA
On July 14th, 2017, Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA, submitted comments to the Government of Canada regarding the upcoming renegotiations of NAFTA, emphasizing the importance of ongoing free trade of fruit and vegetables in North America.

Read the comments here

NAFTA At-a-Glance
Need information on NAFTA and the U.S administration’s decision to renegotiate the trade deal?
Read CPMA’s NAFTA At-a-Glance report.

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Submit your comments to CPMA
CPMA will make a submission to the federal government on the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA.
Send your comments to CPMA so they can be incorporated into our overall submission.

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CPMA submits comments to U.S. Trade Representative
On June 9th, 2017, Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA, submitted comments about the importance of NAFTA for consideration by the U.S. Trade Representative.

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Public consultations on NAFTA
The Government of Canada has announced public consultations on the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA.

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CPMA statement on NAFTA renegotiations
On behalf of its members, CPMA issued a statement regarding the United States administration’s decision to renegotiate NAFTA.

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