BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced a new trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“We’re encouraged to hear that negotiators have reached consensus to update our trilateral trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. These countries represent North Dakota’s top two trading partners, totaling nearly $5 billion in exports annually, and the addition of Canada to the agreement will further solidify our relationship with our northern neighbor. We’re grateful to the administration for its continued efforts to expeditiously negotiate free and fair trade agreements that benefit American producers and consumers. I look forward to Congress approving an agreement that serves the best interests of North Dakota farmers and ranchers, who are among the best in the world and can compete with anyone on a level playing field."