U.S. Senate Passes USMCA

The U.S. Senate this morning passed the USMCA trade deal on a 89-10 vote.

The bill garnered the same kind of broad bipartisan support the trade measure received when USMCA passed the House last month by a 385-41 vote.

President Trump can now sign it into law. But the deal will not fully enter into force until Canada ratifies the USMCA. Mexico has already passed the revised deal, and Canada is expected to hold a vote in the House of Commons once it reconvenes in late January.

MWFPA President Jason Culotta made the following statement:

“Today is a major step forward for the food manufacturing industry and American agriculture.  Trade with Canada and Mexico is tremendously important to our members totaling more than $3.6 billion in 2018.  Passage of the trade act by Congress brings much needed certainty and stability on trade.  USMCA is a terrific deal for U.S. food manufacturers, the producers who support us, and our industry’s partners in Canada and Mexico.”

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