Western Growers, Produce Coalition for NAFTA Praise Revised Deal

Fresh Plaza, October 2, 2018

The USMCA is a significant victory not only for agriculture but for the U.S. economy and U.S. consumers. We look forward to working with House and Senate Members to ensure ratification of this significant new trade agreement.

Trade Associations Make Statement on Revised Tri-Lateral Trade Agreement

Fresh Plaza, October 2, 2018

The USMCA is a significant victory not only for agriculture but for the U.S. economy and U.S. consumers. We look forward to working with House and Senate Members to ensure ratification of this significant new trade agreement.

Trading NAFTA For USMCA and Sales For Aid

WholeFoods Magazine, October 1, 2018

The Produce Coalition for NAFTA, a group of U.S. and Canadian agricultural companies in support of the modernization of NAFTA, released a statement commending the Trump Administration and the Trudeau Administration for bringing Canada into the USMCA, and thanking the Mexican Economy Minister for helping them reach an agreement. They said that the trade agreement will “enhance U.S. agricultural exports and build on the success of the NAFTA agreement.” The release also said that they would be working with Congress to ensure ratification of the agreement.

Produce Industry Weighs in on Planned NAFTA Overhaul: USMCA

AndKnowYouKnow, October 1, 2018

A joint statement from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland noted that the USMCA would offer “workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in our region.”

UPDATED: U.S., Mexico and Canada Reach Trade Deal

The Packer, September 30, 2018

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will ensure that the supply chains of the fresh produce industry remain integrated benefiting both Canadian producers and consumers, according to the group.

Produce Leaders Meet to Discuss Purpose and Position of Coalition for NAFTA

AndNowYouKNow, October 27,2017

Speak up and let your consumers, your shoppers, your peers, and elected officials know why NAFTA supports fresh fruit and vegetable consumption. This was the resounding message as key movers and shakers from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered to discuss their interest and support for the Produce Coalition for NAFTA.

Produce Coalition for NAFTA Looks to Reach Consumers

The Packer, October 27,2017

Speakers at a Produce Coalition for NAFTA event urged industry members Oct. 20 to speak up in support of the trade agreement and to communicate its importance to those around them, hoping the message will reach consumers.

Avocados Could Get a Lot More Expensive Under a New NAFTA

Bloomberg, September 8,2017

If you think prices are unpredictable now, be warned: They could get a whole lot worse, some produce companies say, depending upon how the Trump administration renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Unintended effects of NAFTA rejig could be "Quite dramatic”

Fresh Fruit Portal, September 5,2017

Driscoll’s is one of several major North American fruit and vegetable companies that recently formed the Produce Coalition for NAFTA, which supports the trade deal’s modernization but urges duty-free market access be maintained.

U.S. and Canadian produce companies unite to support modernization of NAFTA

Fresh Plaza, September 1,2017

Leading U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies have formed the Produce Coalition for NAFTA to jointly support efforts to modernize NAFTA, while maintaining duty-free access for produce within the NAFTA countries.

Taylor Farms, Mission Produce, Wonderful Citrus and More Unite to Form Produce Coalition for NAFTA, Soren Bjorn and Paul Mastronardi Discuss

And Now You Know, August 31,2017

Some of the U.S. and Canada’s largest produce companies have joined together to support efforts to modernize NAFTA and maintain duty-free access for produce within NAFTA countries.

Renegotiating NAFTA: Don’t forget consumers

IFPRI, August 30,2017

NAFTA has been beneficial to U.S., Canadian and Mexican farms and agricultural firms—and that is positive for farmers and workers. But if the mantra is to “do no harm” in the negotiations, it is critical to remember that consumers and the costs they would bear count as well. Consumers have been prime beneficiaries of trade liberalization.

U.S., Canadian produce companies unite to support NAFTA modernization

Fresh Fruit Portal, August 31,2017

Leading U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies have come together to support efforts to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) while maintaining duty-free access for produce within member countries.

Produce Companies Form Pro-NAFTA Group, Support Duty-Free Trade

The Packer, August 31, 2017

Leading up the second round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement, 11 companies have formed the Produce Coalition for NAFTA.

Produce Coalition for NAFTA Formed by U.S., Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Companies

The Produce News, August 31, 2017

Leading U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies have formed the Produce Coalition for NAFTA to jointly support efforts to modernize NAFTA.

U.S. and Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Companies Unite to Support Modernization of NAFTA

Business Wire, August 31, 2017

Produce Coalition for NAFTA is Formed to Defend and Improve NAFTA's Benefit for the Produce Sector and Consumers.

American retailers, restaurants oppose U.S. NAFTA produce proposal

Reuters, August 23, 2017

American retail, restaurant and agriculture groups weighed in on Thursday against a U.S. NAFTA modernization proposal that could pave the way for U.S. seasonal produce growers to file anti-dumping cases against Mexico.