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Jason Lewis on Free Trade

 

 


I support free trade, but not TPP

Because I am a supporter of free trade--and especially making sure Minnesota agricultural exports have access to overseas markets--I do not support the TPP in its current form. It appears much less a free trade agreement and much more a complicated multilateral carve out for special interests--not unlike our loophole ridden tax code. Real free trade lowers tariffs for all and and contains special favors for none. That is why the Obama Administration secretly negotiated the deal for years. For example, one foreign car company gets favored treatment in the TPP over other automakers and is permitted to import parts from countries that don't comply with the deal. There is also no real remedy in the agreement that addresses currency manipulation for trade advantage. I look forward to helping craft a better trade deal that protects American interests while expanding vital export markets for Minnesota producers.
Source: 2016 Minnesota House campaign website JasonLewis2016.com , Nov 8, 2016

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