Commenting on modernizing NAFTA

Earlier this month, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) weighed in with a written comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. Yesterday, the Organic Trade Association’s Director of International Trade Monique Marez delivered the trade association’s comments in person during the related hearing on NAFTA. The Organic Trade Association pointed out the importance of NAFTA to U.S. organic producers, traders and retailers concerning market access, trade oversight and maintaining organic equivalence arrangements. Canada and Mexico are the largest trading partners for U.S. organic products. OTA noted that a modernized NAFTA would present a significant opportunity to build and improve existing agreements and expand the U.S. organic industry, which already creates jobs that revitalize rural communities and build the North American economy. Read the Organic Trade Association’s comment.

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