Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) on Friday made the following statement about the President’s signing of the U.S.- Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) at the G20 Summit in Argentina.
“I am pleased with the President’s signing today of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement. We are moving in the right direction in providing certainty for our farmers, consumers, businesses and workers across the nation. There are several important wins in the agreement for producers back home, including the manufacturing and dairy industries.
“Autoworkers will benefit from updated rules of origin and higher wages. Dairy will benefit from increased market access and the elimination of Class 6 and 7 milk pricing while businesses in general will thrive with stronger intellectual property right protections.
“Throughout this negotiation process I have worked with Ambassador Lighthizer to help ensure our agriculture sector is empowered by this new deal. The administration should be given credit for working with our two closest trading partners to provide a deal at a time when our producers needed it most.
“I look forward to studying this agreement further and seeing Congress swiftly review and vote on it in the new year.”