McKinney concerned lawmakers want to reopen USMCA
By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield
September 6, 2019
The USDA Undersecretary for Trade is concerned that some lawmakers are seeking significant changes to the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.
On a conference call with reporters during a trade mission to Canada, Ted McKinney says it would be very difficult to reopen the agreement.
“I’m not intimately familiar with it, but sometimes there are things I think called side letters, or other ways to address unanticipated questions or demands.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Democrats are especially concerned about enforcement of USMCA.
“The hope is that if there are needs, clearly Ambassador Lighthizer and his team are attempting to address those.”
McKinney says Canadian officials he’s spoken with...