CEOs from Best Buy, Boston Consulting Group, Chubb, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical Company and Siemens urge policymakers to maintain, strengthen, and modernize NAFTA to create more growth and ensure free and fair trade that strengthens our economy.

America's Leading Employers on Trade

Mark Costa, Eastman Chemical

"The top priority for policymakers should be maintaining and strengthening NAFTA so American business, workers and consumers can continue to reap the benefits of trade with our two largest trading partners, Canada and Mexico."

Rich Lesser, BCG

"When America helps shape trade agreements, you get better agreements for the U.S., but you also get to better agreements for everyone else."

Lisa Davis, Siemens Corp. USA

"It's important we modernize NAFTA by preserving the good parts and bringing it in to the 21st Century."

David Abney, UPS

"We have the opportunity here to create a framework of rules that makes trade cheaper, safer and faster. Which is definitely good for American businesses and American consumers."

Andrew Liveris, Dow

"What we hope is going to happen is that we upgrade NAFTA to modern standards because of course standards have changed. That is what we should be doing with NAFTA."

Evan Greenberg, Chubb

"NAFTA is good for our country. Economically it creates jobs. It improves our competitive profile. And it lowers the cost to consumers. I could think of no better strategy to improve our competitive profile in the world today where more countries are competing against us than to have NAFTA."

State By State

A recent study – titled “Terminating NAFTA: The National and State-by-State Impacts on Jobs, Exports and Output” – found that ending NAFTA would re-impose high tariff costs on U.S. exports and imports, which would reduce the competitiveness of U.S. businesses both domestically and abroad, lower U.S. economic output and cause jobs to be lost.

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If the U.S. withdraws from NAFTA:

Jobs Lost

Reduction in Exports to NAFTA Partners

Decrease in Economic Output

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More Resources

NAFTA: Modernize and Strengthen to Drive U.S. Growth

Cummins CEO Says NAFTA is Critical to Company’s Success

Business Roundtable Statement on NAFTA Renegotiation

Letter to the President on Modernizing and Strengthening the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Terminating NAFTA: The National and State-by-State Impacts on Jobs, Exports and Output