Is Trump trade deal good for Louisiana?

David Blake
August 28, 2018 - 1:05 pm

The new trade deal announced by President Trump will impact relations with Mexico, but so far reaction has been mostly positive.

Where does Louisiana stand in the new agreement?

UNO Professor of Economics Dr. Walter 'Dub' Lane says it's still early in the game, but he says keeping the current trade pace with Mexico is critical.

''Keeping the deal going is very important to us, entering a trade war with Mexico would be very bad for Louisiana,'' Lane said.

Lane said about 12 percent percent of all of our exports out of the Port of New Orleans go to Mexico.

He says what happens next with Canada remains to be seen.

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