April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade (Trade Dialogue) issued the following statement regarding press reports of possible U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Over 130 food and agriculture trade associations and companies participate in the Trade Dialogue.
“The U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade is pleased to work with the Trump Administration to expand jobs and exports through modernization of NAFTA. U.S. engagement in constructive, substantive negotiations with Canada and Mexico as soon as possible should be the singular priority and focus regarding NAFTA. Our North American trading partners are our largest food and agriculture export markets. Food and agriculture support over 15 million American jobs and is the largest U.S. manufacturing jobs sector. Building on our food and agriculture exports to Canada and Mexico is essential to meeting the Trump Administration’s economic growth targets.”
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.