R.I. manufacturers differ on USMCA regulations

NOT SATISFIED: Karl Wadensten, president and CEO of VIBCO in Richmond, said he is not satisfied with the North American Free Trade Agreement or the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because both are designed for each country’s best interest, rather than unifying North America in a three-way partnership.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
NOT SATISFIED: Karl Wadensten, president and CEO of VIBCO in Richmond, said he is not satisfied with the North American Free Trade Agreement or the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because both are designed for each country’s best interest, rather than unifying North America in a three-way partnership.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
With ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement dragging on longer than expected, Rhode Island manufacturers’ outlook on the proposed deal is mixed. Some say the uncertainty and tariffs on metals that were in place until last month have been corrosive to business and their bottom line, while others are skeptical of the deal itself. At…

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