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Recent Activities in International Engagement
Washington — Business leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico met today in Washington to discuss the importance of modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and further strengthening North American economic relations. Business Roundtable Chairman Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. hosted the meeting in partnership with Linda Hasenfratz, Chair of the Business Council of Canada, and Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Chairman of the Consejo Mexicano de Negocios.
Following the meeting, the three organizations issued the following statement:
Today, Business Roundtable will host a North American CEO Forum to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations and other economic issues of common interest to the assembled business leaders. The meeting will involve approximately 30 CEO members collectively of Business Roundtable, Business Council of Canada and Consejo Mexicano de Negocios.
Today, Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s notification to Congress of its intent to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
On behalf of Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our support for your Administration’s efforts to modernize and strengthen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as to share our priorities for the negotiations.
Business Roundtable shares the Administration’s goals of robust U.S. economic growth, more economic opportunities and well-paying jobs for Americans and improved competitiveness for U.S. companies and workers. We also concur with the Administration’s belief that the U.S. trade agenda should include high-standard and modern trade agreements, strong enforcement of U.S. trade laws and rights under U.S. trade agreements, and other initiatives to expand U.S. trade and investment opportunities and target unfair foreign trade and investment practices and unfair imports where they exist.