Manitoba, Minnesota Business Leaders to Discuss Trade

Manitoba, Minnesota Business Leaders to Discuss Trade

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is heading south for the second time in recent weeks to strengthen trade relationships with U.S. partners.

President and CEO Chuck Davidson will meet with representatives from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to discuss the value of the trade relationship between the two countries.

Davidson will also address the need for open trade borders despite the stalled negotiations towards a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and tariffs that have been imposed by both the U.S. and Canadian governments.

“As we did earlier this month with North Dakota chamber partners, we feel these are important discussions that show the chamber network is united in our support of open trade,” said Davidson. “We have been consistent in our message that the current trade dispute is not good for business.”

The MCC says Manitoba exported more than $1.3 billion to Minnesota in 2017, while our province imported close to $1.5 billion over the same period.

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