WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here said it expects to meet with representatives of associations from Canada and Mexico during its annual convention in Chicago this week to discuss the possibility of establishing industry standards among members of the North American Free Trade Association.
ng NAFTA trading partners."
He also said the three associations will discuss "whether it might be a good idea to broaden our future meetings to include suppliers from the three countries. We've been talking for the most part about standards for retailers and wholesalers, but it may be time to talk as a group of trading partners that includes suppliers."
Hammonds said the group does not have a formal name, "although internally we've been calling it the NAFTA Standards Group," he explained.