Representatives from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business are in Ottawa speaking to the importance of a new NAFTA agreement, and improvements that could be made.
Corrine Pohlmann, Senior V-P at CFIB says the continued threat from Donald Trump to scrap NAFTA is something that doesn’t make much sense for anyone involved.
“The trade agreements to get stale,” Pohlmann said. “But I think to go the route of potentially getting rid of it. It just doesn’t make any sense given the great integration we have between all three economies.”
With more than five-thousand business members in Saskatchewan, Corrine Pohlmann, Senior Vice President of the CFIB knows their presentation speaks on behalf of many in the province.
“The agriculture industry – they do already quite a bit of movement of their goods between Canada, the U-S and Mexico,” Pohlmann said. “We want to continue to see that growth happen. And I think it’s a benefit to the province of Saskatchewan.”
The CFIB will also present a recent survey taken by small business owners that highlights the importance of a new NAFTA for Canadian business.
Submissions will include the continued free flow of labour, the removal of red tape and the importance of expanding duty free trade to include more products exchanged between the three countries.