Ducey says NAFTA rework could improve Arizona-Mexico trade
January 11, 2018 at 9:40 am
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said trade between Arizona and Mexico is a key part of his state’s economy and that could be improved further by reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“We certainly are advocating for an improvement or a modern NAFTA,” he told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Thursday.
“It was written in a rotary-phone economy. The world has changed dramatically.”
Ducey said he was a fan of NAFTA and saw positives in renegotiating it.
“We think it’s important that there is free and fair trade between our [Mexico and the United States] and NAFTA supports that,” he said.
The governor said NAFTA, in part, allowed his state to have a good trade relationship that helps Arizona land big deals. READ MORE