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SC Chamber of Commerce Signs Letter Urging Trump Administration to Modernize NAFTA

October 11, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Tuesday joined more than 300 state and local business associations from across all 50 states in expressing its support for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and urging the Trump administration to “do no harm” as negotiations continue.

In a letter sent to President Donald Trump, 314 state and local Chambers of Commerce reiterated the business community’s strong support for NAFTA and the millions of American jobs it supports.

“The South Carolina business community supports the modernization of NAFTA,” said South Carolina Chamber President & CEO Ted Pitts. “Business leaders in South Carolina know first-hand that trade with our neighbors to the north and south supports South Carolina jobs and strengthens our local economies.”

Members of the U.S. Congress also received copies of the letter, which is available online here.

“We urge you to support America’s workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses of all sizes by protecting and preserving the deep economic ties and benefits the United States continues to enjoy under NAFTA,” the letter concludes.

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