By Jennifer Jackson
Canadian livestock producers are a topic of discussion for US president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.
The team is encouraging Trump to negotiate more US-favorable terms in the reshaping of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
CNN obtained a leaked memo from Trump’s transition team that outlines the schedule of the president’s first 200 days in office, according to the Globe and Mail.
Trump will begin efforts to renegotiate US involvement with NAFTA on his first day in office, according to the memo. This effort will involve the study of how an American withdrawal from NAFTA will affect the US economy.
Trump made statements during the campaign implying that every detail of US-Canada trade could face renegotiation, Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, told the Globe and Mail.
“Everything in theory is on the table in the relationship, and we’re going to need to get clarity from him as to what he is looking at,” Beatty told the Globe and Mail.
What does the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) have to say about the leaked memo and its potential effect on the cattle industry?