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Ottawa, March 5, 2018  The latest round of NAFTA talks, which concluded today in Mexico City, has allowed the three countries to make stable, though slow, progress towards a renewed agreement. However, much work remains to be done to successfully conclude a modernized NAFTA that will boost North America’s competitiveness, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re encouraged that all three countries’ representatives reported progress toward a modernized agreement in Mexico,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “The conclusion of additional chapters is promising, but we must continue to work with the United States and Mexico towards our common objective of creating opportunities for our workers, our business-owners and our respective middle-classes. We look forward to significant progress as talks continue.”

A modernized NAFTA continues to be vital to further strengthen our trade relations with Mexico and the United States. We support the government’s work to deliver a NAFTA that supports the realities of the 21st century economy and North American supply chains.


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. Follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.

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Guillaum W. Dubreuil
Senior Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce