COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement after the White House announced a tentative agreement with Mexico on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The White House has not yet made text of the tentative agreement with Mexico public. Work to renegotiate NAFTA will continue as the U.S. and Mexico begin negotiations with Canada and continue working toward a finalized agreement.
“We still need to review the text of the tentative agreement with Mexico, but this is an important step forward. I have been working closely with our top trade negotiator, USTR Bob Lighthizer. In fact I just spoke to him again late last night. We still have a lot of work to do to bring Canada on board and write the legislation needed to make any deal a reality, and I will keep working with Lighthizer to make sure every detail is right for Ohio workers,” Brown said.
Brown voted against NAFTA and has worked closely with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to secure a better deal for Ohio workers.