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NAFTA facilitates growth, job creation, enhanced co-operation in chemistry industry

By Bob Masterson      

'The reality of a growing, globally oriented sector, underscores the importance to the chemistry sector of reaching successful, mutually beneficial outcomes in the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations.'

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Finance Minister Bill Morneau meet with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in advance of the start of NAFTA renegotiations earlier this summer. Bob Masterson, president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, says since coming into force in 1994, NAFTA has facilitated 'economic growth, job creation, and enhanced co-operation in the North American chemistry industry.' Photograph courtesy of Twitter

When it comes to trade, there is no denying that governments have to pursue the best-case scenario for their own people. Discussion around boosting the economy, creating more jobs domestically and ensuring access to goods for families, are of vital importance when approaching trading relationships, and the ongoing NAFTA negotiations. What if all of this could be accomplished while benefitting Canada, the USA and Mexico, and providing gains for specific industries? The chemistry industry has accomplished just this,

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