Doug Burgum on Free Trade
We have an amazing relationship with Canada
We have an amazing relationship with Canada, and Canada's our number one trading partner. Thank goodness for the passage finally of the USMCA trading because there are billions of dollars of goods that go back and forth between
North Dakota and Canada every year, and it's fantastic that we've got that long-standing relationship.
Source: 2020 North Dakota State of the State address
, Jan 29, 2020
North American trade deal good for farmers, ranchers
Agriculture can be a volatile industry, so we need to do our best to ensure that our ag producers have as much access as possible to world markets. The USMCA reduces tariff and non-tariff barriers for agricultural markets and increases fairness in the
Canadian wheat grading system, improving our ability to work with Canada and Mexico. This increased market access broadens the customer base for our farmers and ranchers, thereby decreasing market volatility.
Source: Fargo-Moorhead Forum on 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial race
, Dec 19, 2018
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA
The USMCA is a new trade pact among the United States, Mexico and Canada, intended as a stronger and modernized replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND): "We're encouraged to hear that negotiators have
reached consensus to update our trilateral trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. . We're grateful to the administration for its continued efforts to expeditiously negotiate free and fair trade agreements that benefit American producers and consumers."
Source: White House press release in 2020 North Dakota Governor race
, Oct 2, 2018
Trade war with China, & tariffs, hurting domestic farmers
These proposed tariffs are particularly concerning for North Dakotans considering China is our fourth-largest export market and a major buyer of our agricultural products, including our No. 1 export market for soybeans.
Disrupting that trade relationship puts our farmers at a disadvantage, and we urge the administration to negotiate a deal that benefits U.S. producers and blocks these proposed retaliatory tariffs from taking effect.
Source: West Fargo Pioneer on 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial race
, Apr 4, 2018
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