Wednesday was the official implementation of USMCA, the updated NAFTA trade agreement. Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to speak the praises of the tri-lateral trade agreement. He said USMCA will help the local agriculture community still facing the COVID-19 pandemic head on.
“To provide freer markets, fairer trade, and more economic opportunity in Washington. This modernized trade agreement will promote the potential for small businesses to aid in the growth and recovery of our state’s economy, and it will provide for expansion, and equitable trade opportunities for many of central Washington’s farmers and ranchers.”
Newhouse added USMCA comes at a crucial time for the American economy, and farmers nationwide will benefit.
In 2019 Washington exported $11.1 billion in goods to Mexico and Canada.
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