Thursday, February 9, 2017

HHH Prof. Kudrle on NAFTA

NAFTA, Minnesota, and What Comes Next

Professor Robert Kudrle is quoted in this Duluth News Tribune article looking at how international trade might change under President Trump, and how Minnesota would be affected.

Crossposted from Duluth News Tribune:

Impact
In 2015, Minnesota imported a combined $10.6 billion in products from Canada and Mexico and exported $6.7 billion worth of goods to those countries.

"Minnesota is a really strong state economically," said Robert Kudrle, a professor and researcher of international trade at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. "We do not need to fear international trade in my view."

Where TPP would have helped open Asian markets for Minnesota's agricultural exports, Kudrle said, NAFTA has intertwined this continent's economies.
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