BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced a preliminary trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.
“We’re encouraged by today’s announcement and we appreciate the administration’s ongoing efforts to negotiate new trade agreements quickly, working toward our shared goal of better deals with our trading partners worldwide,” Burgum said. “North Dakota producers can compete with anyone in the world if they have access to free markets and fair trade, and we hope today’s announcement will bring Canada to the negotiating table. As we’ve always done, we will continue to communicate with administration officials and remain engaged with farmers, ranchers and manufacturers as we work to create a level playing field.”