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U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement promising for Washington farmers


Last updated 10/4/2018 at Noon

Two of the most important trading relationships in terms of purchasing U.S. manufacturing and agriculture exports are Canada and Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect in 1994 to reduce trade barriers between our three countries.

While NAFTA needed to be modernized, the agreement has been critical for our farmers and ranchers: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, since 1994, Canada and Mexico’s purchases of American agriculture goods has quadrupled to $39 billion.

Trade agreements that level the playing field support jobs and foster economi...

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