It is critical to recognize and expand the many benefits NAFTA has created – and continues to create – for American businesses, workers and consumers. Growing the U.S. economy and creating American jobs is dependent on expanding trade opportunities with other countries, including our biggest trade partners – Canada and Mexico. Withdrawing from or weakening NAFTA would hurt the American economy, jeopardizing millions of American jobs, and undercut U.S. global competitiveness. Negotiations should focus on modernizing and strengthening a trilateral NAFTA, not throwing it out or adding trade restrictions that weaken it.
Trade with Mexico and Canada supports 11 million American jobs. Modernizing and strengthening NAFTA provides a unique opportunity to build on this success and to expand U.S. economic growth and job creation under NAFTA.