More from Glenn Hamer on his recent participation in a historic bipartisan trade delegation to Mexico.
Our delegation met with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who is leading the NAFTA talks for Mexico. He could not have been any warmer in his desire to trade more with Arizona and he reiterated to our group how Arizona’s success is good for Mexico.
He also made clear of the stakes. If the president were to terminate NAFTA, tariffs for US exports, such as milk and apples, would go from zero to double digits. That would mean the loss of US agribusiness jobs and higher prices for Mexican consumers; both bad outcomes. Instead of the win-win with trade, we would immediately feel the effects of a lose-lose.