Regional summit of NASCO held in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The regional summit of NASCO, the North American Strategy for Competitiveness, discussed thinning the nation’s borders to increase trade.

Government and business leaders focused on strengthening trade partnerships with Canada and Mexico.

One suggestion was to streamline the import and export process.

"A so called thinning of the border, which means they want to get things done. They know their trade is legitimate and just want to make sure the governments act accordingly," Mexican Congressman Agustín Barrios Gómez said.

Participants said 14 million jobs in the United States are directly related to trade with Canada and Mexico.

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