For more than two decades, NAFTA has helped to drive the economic growth and prosperity of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Businesses in all three countries have benefited from the free flow of goods and services across our borders. Unfortunately, new U.S. tariffs are hurting both businesses and Canada’s relationship with our most important trading partner and ally. Uncertainty around the future of NAFTA is already having an impact on investment and trade across the continent.
Now, more than ever before, we need a consistent, strong voice making the case for freer trade. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and Chambers across Canada, is stepping up to rally the business community through its Coalition to Keep Trade Free.
The Canadian Chambers’ objectives are simple:
- Advocating for freer trade within North America and around the world; and building the case for a modernized NAFTA that will grow our economies and make us globally competitive.
To achieve these goals, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is taking the first step of creating a platform to bring together like-minded businesses, chambers of commerce and associations.
Join the social media movement. Please share your thoughts on what else The Canadian Chamber can be doing to #KeepTradeFree by emailing them your ideas and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share any relevant news articles, speeches, blog posts or op-eds that make the case for freer trade and a modernized NAFTA. The more ideas and voices contributing to this effort, the more powerful it will be!