This resolution would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the president should start renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by June 1, 2017 and outline what a replacement trade agreement should look like. It would also request that the president renegotiate in a transparent manner and consider leaving NAFTA if all the provisions outlined for a new trade deal aren’t included in the core text of the new agreement with Canada and Mexico within one year of starting renegotiation.
The resolution requests that a new trade agreement:
Include strong, binding, and enforceable labor and environmental standards.
Not include protections for foreign investors; or undermine Buy America, Buy Local, or other standards for government procurement.
Require all imported goods and services to comply with U.S. laws.
Prevent foreign governments from using currency manipulation to undercut U.S. exports or subsidize through automatic corrective action.
Require imported food and products meet U.S. safety, inspection, and labeling requirements including country-of-origin labeling requirements.
Not require access to U.S. roads from vehicles domiciled in other countries.
As a simple resolution, this legislation would only be considered by the House and wouldn’t have the force of law, instead serving as collective statement by the chamber.