Congress Member Questions Trump’s Ability to Withdraw From NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

abilityWisconsin Representative Ron Kind, a Democrat who represents a district of dairy farmers, is questioning President Donald Trump’s ability to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Kind said this week: “Constitutionally, I think the president would be on pretty shaky grounds if he tries,” according to Politico. Congressman Kind made the comments during a speech to the National Foreign Trade Council. Kind said he believes any tariff changes would “have to come under Congress.”

Kind represents Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District, which Kind calls one of the most productive farming regions in the country.

Kind was actively involved in calling on the administration earlier this year to address a dairy trade issue with Canada. Kind told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the time that “it is important that leveling the playing field for Wisconsin dairy farmers be a top priority,” as part of the NAFTA renegotiations.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.