Phase 1 & USMCA Trade Pt 2

Phase 1 & USMCA Trade Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. Trade relationships are made more challenging by the coronavirus and some worry that China will have difficulties meeting its obligations in the Phase-1 trade agreement.

But, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse believes the right people are watching closely and will do whatever it takes to get it done …

NEWHOUSE … “Through Robert Lighthizer, who’s our trade representative, has just done a tremendous job of negotiating these trade deals and I think that he will continue to put all the pressure necessary to make sure that the Chinese government lives up to the agreement that they signed.”

China aside, Newhouse says July 1st marks a major transition with Canada and Mexico …

NEWHOUSE … “This is truly a great day for agricultural producers in Central Washington. There’s a lot in the new NAFTA, the USMCA, that will work towards our benefit.”

Newhouse says more than any other relationships, Mexico and Canada are a must where trade is concerned …

NEWHOUSE … “You know, it’s essential that we have a strong trade agreement with two of our closest neighbors and the longest history of strong trade ties. And so, this truly will be, I think, a red-letter date for trade between the three countries and I’m looking forward to many years of successful business opportunities provided for our Central Washington producers.”

Canada and Mexico are the United States’ top agricultural export markets, with nearly a third of U.S. ag exports going to our North American neighbors.

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