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Matt Priest, President and CEO Comments on NAFTA renegotiation

May 18, 2017 - FDRA
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andy Polk (202-744-7453)
Matt Priest, President and CEO of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), released the following statement on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

“FDRA stands ready to work with the Administration on ways to modernize and strengthen NAFTA, including seeking more flexible trading rules that reflect our modern global footwear supply chain. Mexico and Canada are key partners for the U.S. footwear industry, and updating the agreement to provide flexibilities that incentivize the utilization of a new and improved NAFTA will ultimately deliver greater benefits to U.S. footwear consumers. Today’s letter to Congress from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) begins an important process, and as the voice of the American footwear industry, we look forward to advocating on behalf of our companies and their customers.”


FDRA is the footwear industry’s business and trade association – representing over 80% of the entire U.S. footwear industry in Washington, DC.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FDRA.