The North American Free Trade Agreement could use an update, but withdrawing the United States from the 1994 accord could dismantle key supply chains and threaten millions of U.S. jobs, former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills said Monday.
“It would be the gravest mistake you could make, economically, for our nation,” Hills, who served as trade representative under President George H. W. Bush, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”
On Monday, President Donald Trump will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The two will reportedly discuss economic ties, jobs and women in the workforce.
“Canada is our largest export destination, and Mexico is our second largest. And I think the prime minister does not want that to be destroyed,” Hills said.
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