01.08.19

Rounds Encourages South Dakotans to Send Feedback on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

USMCA expected to receive Senate vote this year

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today shared the full text of the preliminary U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement on his website. Last year, the Trump administration negotiated the USMCA, which, if approved by Congress, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Congress will now review the proposal and is expected to vote on it later this year. Rounds encourages South Dakotans interested in this measure to visit his website, review the agreement and share their thoughts or concerns with him.

 

“With the 116th Congress in full swing, working to improve South Dakota’s ag economy remains a top priority for me,” said Rounds. “This includes opening new markets for our producers and finalizing trade deals like the USMCA. Maintaining strong relationships with Mexico and Canada, our top two trading partners, is important for the overall health of our economy. In the next few months, Congress is expected to vote on the USMCA. I am reviewing the proposal in full, and I encourage South Dakotans to read it as well and share their thoughts with me. We have posted the full text on my website, www.rounds.senate.gov. It is important to me that South Dakotans have a voice in the final agreement.”

 

On Nov. 30, 2018, the USMCA was agreed to by President Trump. The text will be available for public comment for several months before Congress considers it for a vote.

 

The full text can be found on Rounds’ website.

 

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