House Approves USMCA; USMEF Welcomes Legislation

US - On 19 December, the US House of Representatives approved implementing legislation for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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Upon approval of the USMCA, USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued a statement, saying: "USMEF applauds the House of Representatives for approving the implementing legislation for USMCA and the bipartisan effort by Congressional leaders and the Trump administration to bring USMCA to a House vote.

"Ratification of USMCA is an important step in solidifying trade relations with Mexico and Canada, which are critical destinations for US pork, beef and lamb.

"This agreement will bolster the United States’ position as a reliable supplier to two leading markets that currently account for about one-third of all US red meat exports.

"We look forward to the Senate taking up this legislation as soon as possible and completing the ratification process."

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