WASHINGTON (FNS) -- U.S., Canadian and Mexican grocery interests have allied in an effort to end trade barriers between the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries.
The alliance, dubbed the North American Alliance, includes the Grocery Manufacturers of America, the Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada and ConMex of Mexico. Issues to be addressed include environmental protection, labeling, tax and investment barriers, and food-safety standards and tariff policies.
The coalition was formed during a two-day meeting here in May.
"We are committed to free trade and developing a practical, hands-on approach to the trade problems that still exist after NAFTA," C. Manly Molpus, president and chief executive officer of GMA, said in a statement.