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Perdue, counterparts from Canada and Mexico meet in Georgia

 

By: Georgia FarmBureau
6/28/2017 1:37:43 PM

 

On June 19 and 20 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada in Savannah, visiting the Port of Savannah and farms in Vidalia as part of trilateral trade talks.

"Our three nations are connected not only geographically, but through our deeply integrated agricultural markets," the three ministers said in a joint statement. "Our trading relationship is vital to the economies - and the people - of our respective countries. We are working together to support and create good jobs in all three countries. We share a commitment to keeping our markets open and transparent so that trade can continue to grow. That mutual commitment was reaffirmed in our discussions this week."

According to published reports, Canada's dairy supply rules and an agreement on Mexico's sugar exports were key topics of discussion. The Trump administration has vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a 23-year-old trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

 

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