Governor Hopes NAFTA Changes Are Minor

Governor Asa Hutchinson met with Vice-President Mike Pence, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and other lawmakers about a month ago to ensure the U.S. will remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement, but Hutchinson said it would be a mistake.

The governor spoke Monday (Feb. 19) at the Arkansas Rice annual meeting held on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.

“The United States should not pull out of NAFTA,” Hutchinson said. “I have growing confidence this administration understands we can’t pull out of NAFTA.”    MORE

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