Roskam hails NAFTA reboot
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) believes a Trump Administration renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could help U.S. workers.
“This Congress has worked tirelessly to modernize many areas of our government, including our tax code and healthcare,” Roskam said in a press release. “Modernizing the North American Trade Agreement has the potential to benefit American workers and businesses, as well as to update environmental and intellectual property standards.”
NAFTA canceled tariffs between the U.S., Canada and Mexico when it went into effect in 1994, and eased investment and trade between the three countries, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website states.
Although Canada is not included in the current renegotiations, Roskam stressed their participation would be crucial.
“The understanding reached with Mexico is a vital step in our trade negotiations; however it is important that any final agreement also include our friend, ally and neighbor, Canada,” Roskam said. “As these negotiations move forward, I will be carefully reviewing the understanding in detail to ensure that the final agreement is in line with our national trade and economic priorities.”
Roskam is vying for his seventh term representing Illinois’ 6th District, which overlaps Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake counties.