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Spuds may be NAFTA target


May 10, 2017
By Manitoba Co-operator

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May 10, 2017, United States – A key U.S. potato industry organization is asking the Trump administration to address its concerns in upcoming negotiations.

The U.S. National Potato Council (NPC) is calling for action in any upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.

In a letter to President Donald Trump, John Keeling, NPC’s CEO, said the group “… is strongly supportive of improving the conditions for trade that we confront with Canada and Mexico.”

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He also noted that the two countries represent important markets for U.S. producers. Canada is the second-largest export market with annual sales of US$315 million or 17.8 per cent of U.S. exports. Mexico comes in third with annual sales of US$253 annual, equalling 14.3 per cent of annual U.S. exports. READ MORE