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NAFTA Read Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:47:58 +0000 NAFTA Read NAFTA Read KAMC negotiates how the u-s, mexico and canada trade goods. the three countries are currently re-negotiating the agreement. but after the first round of meetings in december - the future of trade is unclear. kamc's anna wiernicki reports popular imports from mexico, like beer and avocados, could skyrocket. anna wiernicki washington correspondent robert, we're more than halfway through nafta negotiations and there's still a lot of work left to be done, let alone a tight timeline for the three countries to come up with an agreement. will hurd: first and foremost, nafta is important for texas anna wiernicki: texas republican congressman will hurd says 17% of beer consumed in the united states comes through his district will hurd: mexico is texas's number one trading partner. anna wiernicki: but he says if the u.s.-mexico-and canada can't come to an agreement, nafta will be repealed, and prices of imports will skyrocket. will hurd u.s. congressman, r-texas and you know if we get this wrong we can see an increase in the price of beer when we go out. i don't think anybody wants that. anna wiernicki (stand up) washington correspondent the last round of nafta negotiations ended in december but ended with no plan for the future. and mexico has an upcoming election - which could make any previous negotiations void. henry cuellar: we want to get it modernized but we can't throw it away anna wiernicki: texas democratic congressman henry cuellar says nafta eliminated tariffs, so certain goods coming into the us are a lot less expensive. so if nafta is repealed, prices will go up. henry cuellar u.s. congressman, d-texas i mean name it, it's avocado, it's corona beer, it is other things that we buy from mexico that are just going to go up because then different tariffs are going to come in and who is going to pay for it? it's not the companies, they are going to pass it on to the consumers, you and i. anna wiernicki washington correspondent the next round of negotiations starts in january. that round will take place in mexico. in washington i'm anna wiernicki baillie stay with us-- we've got a look at the day's top health stories coming up on good morning

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