Groups Want Mexican Cross-Border Trucking Left In NAFTA Negotiations

(Last Updated On: November 24, 2017)


A coalition of more than 100 trade associations has sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer encouraging him to keep cross-border trucking provisions when negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. The letter comes shortly after reports suggested the U.S. may seek restrictions on Mexican trucking.

Organizations representing manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics providers sent the letter to Lighthizer on Tuesday, Nov. 14. With the industries relying on trucking to haul their products in both countries, the coalition claims that “eliminating NAFTA trucking, including any investment protections, would have a long-term negative impact on our businesses.”

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