Smith Statement on Reports of NAFTA Withdrawal Proposal

Apr 26, 2017 Issues: Agriculture, Trade, Ways & Means

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today in response to reports the Trump administration is considering an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“I strongly oppose withdrawing from NAFTA,” Smith said. “Canada and Mexico are two of our largest trading partners, both representing billion-dollar export markets for Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers. While there is nothing wrong with taking a look at a 25-year-old agreement to see what has been working and what hasn’t, the current market access granted to U.S. exporters must be the baseline for any renegotiation. I have and will continue to express this position to the Trump administration and look forward to working with the White House to strengthen NAFTA.”

Smith is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and founder and co-chairman of the Modern Agriculture Caucus.