A STRONG & MODERN NAFTA IS CRITICAL TO THE U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

| February 23, 2018

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ACC and its members support a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which will continue to facilitate expanded economic growth, job creation and enhanced North American competitiveness in the global marketplace. NAFTA has been instrumental to the growth and job creation of the U.S. chemical sector, tripling exports to the region since 1994, and nearly quadrupling them by 2025 to $59 billion, according to projections. A U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA and the subsequent tariff increases would disrupt more than two decades of regional economic integration by raising the price of goods. This will destroy demand for U.S. exports and force companies to cut jobs.

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