April 23, 2018 | by Kerrie Rushton

Capitol Hill Aides Concerned About Ability To Pass NAFTA Deal; MSCI Members Encouraged To Discuss Trade Pact With Lawmakers

Last week, Politico reported senior aides on Capitol Hill “are growing increasingly concerned” about their ability to pass a reauthorization of NAFTA. Politico says even “if the president’s negotiators come to an agreement in the coming months,” they might not be able to come up with enough votes to ratify the agreement.

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) encourages its members to discuss their opinions about NAFTA reauthorization with lawmakers. The Canadian government has established a webpage for stakeholders to submit their views. Companies also may submit comments by email (NAFTA-Consultations-ALENA@international.gc.ca) or by mail to: NAFTA Consultations, Global Affairs Canada, Trade Negotiations – North America (TNP), Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2.

MSCI members in the United States who are interested in weighing in on NAFTA deliberations should contact their representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to let them know how altering or eliminating NAFTA would affect their businesses, employees, and customers. Click here for contact information for every member of the House and here for senators. Click here to re-read MSCI’s own NAFTA negotiating priorities.