January 29,2020

Grassley Attends White House USMCA Signing Ceremony

Washington – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a family farmer, today attended a White House signing ceremony led by President Donald Trump for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act.
“President Trump campaigned on a promise to modernize our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico. He kept his promise. This updated agreement opens up new market access for made-in-America products. That means thousands of new jobs and a level playing field for U.S. farmers and manufacturers. It also creates strong protections and opportunities for American workers and innovators. The digital trade provisions in particular will guide the future of U.S. trade policy in the 21st century. The ratification of USMCA demonstrates President Trump’s credibility on trade and strengthens our hand when negotiating further trade agreements with countries like China. All told, USMCA means more jobs, higher wages, a stronger economy and a brighter future for our country,” Grassley said.

“The next step is for Canada to ratify USMCA. I support Prime Minister Trudeau’s objective to ratify USMCA ‘as quickly as possible.’ Once Canada has ratified the agreement, the Trump administration will work with Canada and Mexico to ensure all parties will be able to carry out their USMCA obligations so the agreement can enter into force.”