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US and Mexico reach agreement to revise NAFTA

Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 01:15:30-04

President Trump announced the United States of America and Mexico reached an agreement to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Working in the agriculture business in Nogales for 30 years, Jaime Chamberlain, says he has seen tremendous growth on both sides of the border. 

"The growth that we've seen in the past 20 plus years has been incredible for both countries and been extremely beneficial to consumers in all three countries." 

Chamerblain is the president of J-C Distributing, Inc. He says for the last year, there has been uncertainty regarding the future of NAFTA. 

Today, President Trump said the US and Mexico had reached an agreement to revise parts of the trade deal. 

"This is something that is very special for our manufacturers and for our farmers from both countries. For all of the people that work for jobs it is also great trade and it makes it a much more fair bill." 

For now, Canada isn't on board. During the conference call in the Oval Office, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he wants Canada to be incorporated in the deal, something Chamberlain says is important for North American trade. 

"I think the greatest value to the American consumer and to Canadian consumers and Mexican consumers is that all three countries are in agreement that we stand together as one economic block in the eyes of the global economy."