Originally Appeared: Grand Canyon Times on October 23, 2019
Every business in Arizona is an internet business. Whether it’s a bioscience startup in Tempe or a brewery in Flagstaff, companies of all sizes now use the internet to grow, advertise, and reach new customers from Tucson to Nogales.
And so it may surprise you to learn that the rules governing trade with our two closest neighbors –Mexico and Canada –don’t even include the word “internet.” In the decades since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, the online economy has revolutionized the way we buy, sell, and manufacture goods and services.
It’s past time those rules were updated.