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NB Premier Gallant in Washington to discuss trade

Feb. 6, 2018 – N.B. Premier Brian Gallant is travelling to Washington this week to meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

The agenda items include trade, softwood lumber, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“New Brunswick is Canada’s most trade-driven province and the United States continues to be our province’s biggest trading partner. This economic relationship is important to New Brunswickers,” Gallant said in a statement. “New Brunswick’s and Maine’s integration of softwood lumber is a great example as to how the tariffs imposed on New Brunswick softwood lumber will hurt the American economy.

This is Gallant’s third meeting with Ross in the past year.