Chairman Salmon to Convene Hearing on 20th Anniversary of NAFTA
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Washington—Next week, Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere will convene a hearing examining the successes and the remaining challenges of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the United States seeks to structure future trade agreements. Chairman Salmon released the following statement ahead of the hearing:
“This month marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a groundbreaking trade and economic partnership. Since the signing of this landmark agreement, U.S. trade in goods and services with Canada and Mexico increased from $307 billion to $1.182 trillion in 2011. NAFTA has been the impetus for the regional bilateral or multilateral trade agreements reached since then, and has provided important lessons as the U.S. seeks to build closer ties to trade and investment partners through the much anticipated Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Subcommittee looks forward to examining the successes and the remaining challenges inherent in the agreement in order to ensure future agreements, like the TPP, meet the needs of our citizens and our economy.”
The hearing will be streamed live here.
Details about Wednesday’s hearing are below:
DATE: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
SUBJECT: NAFTA at Twenty: Accomplishments, Challenges, and the Way Forward
WITNESSES: Panel I
The Honorable Carla A. Hills
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hills & Company International Consultants
The Honorable David Dreier
Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands
Mr. Eric Farnsworth
Council of the Americas and Americas Society
Mr. Mark T. Elliot
Executive Vice President
Global Intellectual Property Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
*NOTE: Witnesses may be added.
Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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