January 31, 2017 | By: John McCain, Jeff Flake and Glenn Hamer
At the Republican Congressional Retreat in Philadelphia last week, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Meanwhile, his staff suggested imposing a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico to help pay for construction of a wall on the southern border.
While renegotiations could strengthen and modernize NAFTA, any effort to impose new restrictions or barriers on our ability to trade with Mexico and Canada will have serious consequences for Arizona, including massive job losses for workers and dramatically higher costs for consumers.
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