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By Brice Wallace

The Salt Lake Chamber has joined forces with counterparts in Mexico in an attempt to keep free trade agreements between the U.S. and Mexico in place.

At a recent ceremony at the Utah Capitol, representatives of the local chamber and the Association of Mexican Chambers of Commerce, known as Concanaco Servytur, signed an agreement to show support for the protection of existing free trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speakers said NAFTA needs to be updated but should remain in place, despite President Trump saying it probably will be terminated.

The Salt Lake Chamber represents more than 8,000 businesses with more than 500,000 employees. Concanaco Servytur has more than 225 chambers of commerce in 600 cities across Mexico that promotes and defends more than 670,000 businesses.

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