Cross border trade will be a key issue as New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers meet Monday in Charlottetown in their annual get together.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan is host. There are five premiers and six governors who will be at the table.
The meetings come as negotiations on NAFTA and softwood lumber continue between both countries. U-S President Donald Trump is in favour of ending the North American Free Trade Agreement because he says it doesn’t benefit his country.
30 U-S states have Canada as their largest trading partner.
MacLauchlan says Prince Edward Island has seen its exports to the U-S grow by 20 per cent in the first six months of this year.
60 per cent of New Brunswick exports go to the U-S.
Nova Scotia exports billions of dollars worth of rubber products to the United States each year as well as lobster and other products.