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Crapo: USMCA Announcement is Welcome News

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement after the announcement of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): 

“Today’s announcement on the USMCA is welcome news.  There was no question NAFTA needed to be renegotiated to give goods and services made in the United States fairer treatment among trading allies.  President Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer’s forceful negotiations on behalf of America’s farmers and workers fulfills one of President Trump’s core campaign promises and many Americans will see the benefits of this updated trade agreement.  With our economy already at historic levels thanks to President Trump, the USMCA will provide additional tools for success to further improve the work of Idahoans and the overall American economy.  Access to fair trade treatments in the international marketplace remains a critical component of my focus in considering trade policies, and I look forward to reviewing the final details of the proposal.” 

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