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What might NAFTA changes mean locally?
Ray Updike works quality control at the bottling area for Minhas Brewery Monday. NAFTA, which may be subject to alteration by President Donald Trump, allows Minhas to easily distribute its products in Canada and the Midwest. If NAFTA is changed, it could make things more complicated for Minhas brewery in Calgary, according to Gary Olson, president of Minhas Brewery in Monroe. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Although President Donald Trump has promised to severely alter NAFTA in the name of returning jobs to America, area businesses are uncertain as to whether they would benefit. NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, was established in 1994 and created a trilateral trade bloc between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The agreement eliminated most existing tariffs on imports and exports between the three countries since its inception.