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May 2017
NAFTA  Modernization Survey
The potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has brought to the forefront the topic of North American trade relationships and prompted a reexamination of the North American manufacturing platform and integrated supply chains that support the economies of all three countries.

As Congress and the new U.S. administration move forward in reviewing NAFTA, each country is reexamining the North American trade relationship as it has existed under NAFTA for the past 23 years. There is great uncertainty in regards to what a modernized NAFTA might look like.

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) has created this survey to gather feedback from across North America. This survey will collect data from industries and organizations. The goal is to develop a set
of overarching principles for a renegotiated NAFTA agreement. The
questions in this survey are focused on Canada and the U.S., but
anyone in North America is encouraged to participate.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Responses to the survey will be aggregated and non-attributable to you.The results of the survey will be presented at the PNWER Annual Summit in Portland, Oregon, July 23-27. 
Please submit the survey before June 15.

Please feel free to distribute this survey widely with your partners and within your networks.

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a statutory public/private non-profit created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. PNWER has implemented a NAFTA Modernization Taskforce with representatives from each of PNWER's member jurisdictions to more closely explore trade, commerce, and the U.S.-Canada cross-border relationship. The Taskforce is working to develop a list of overarching principles and recommendations that can be provided to the U.S. administration and Congress, and Canadian counterparts.

For more information, visit www.pnwer.org or contact Nate Weigel at nate.weigel @pnwer.org  or 206-443-7723.
Results to be Presented  at PNWER Summit in July
The results of the NAFTA survey will be presented at PNWER's 27th Annual Summit July 23-27 in Portland, Oregon. NAFTA modernization will be a key focus for several working groups at the Summit. 

With an annual attendance of more than 550 legislators, business leaders, academics and local government representatives, the PNWER Annual Summit addresses challenges and finds solutions to issues of growth, trade, and environmental stewardship across 10 jurisdictions in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
fABOUT PNWER
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) was  created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. 

PNWER is a statutory public/private non-profit dedicated to  increasing the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining and enhancing our natural environment.

Our overarching goals are to:
  • Coordinate provincial and state policies throughout the region
  • Identify and promote "models of success"
  • Serve as a conduit to exchange information.
  • Promote greater regional collaboration
  • Enhance the competitiveness of the region in both domestic and international markets
  • Leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington D.C.
  • Achieve continued economic growth while maintaining the region's natural environment
PNWER's 22 working groups develop yearly action items at our Summits to continually advance policy initiatives with public and private stakeholders. 

Learn more at www.pnwer.org