House Members Talk USMCA with Canadian Prime Minister

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During Congressional recess this week, four members of the House Ways and Means Committee traveled to Ottawa to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The lawmakers, Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said significant progress has been made in Congress, but noted several issues, including labor enforcement, remain unresolved. In a tweet, Trudeau said he had a good meeting with the lawmakers. “We talked about the jobs & opportunities…[USMCA] will create for people, and how we’ll work together to keep strengthening the long-standing relationship between Canada and the U.S.” In May, Trudeau formally introduced legislation to parliament to ratify the agreement. USMCA passage is a top priority for NPPC. We urge Congress to ratify the trade agreement before the end of the year to allow U.S. pork industry to maintain zero-duty market access to two of our largest export markets.

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