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· USMCA passage is top priority for NPPC
· Pelosi says she’s optimistic on USMCA
USMCA passage is top priority for NPPC
USMCA agreement provides much-needed market certainty for U.S. pork producers, ensuring zero-duty market access to two of their largest export markets.
Source: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)
via National Hog Farmer - Nov 01, 2019
Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement is the top priority of the National Pork Producers Council, NPPC Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano told a packed briefing Thursday morning on Capitol Hill.
“Zero-tariff trade in North America has fueled the expansion of the U.S. pork industry and supported 16,000 U.S. jobs,” he said at the event for media and congressional staffers, hosted by Agri-Pulse. The NPPC is urging Congress to ratify the agreement before the end of this year, providing continued economic certainty and growth to all three North American countries. “Passage will demonstrate to our global trading partners, Congress and the administration that we can work together and implement trade deals. ... We are hopeful USMCA will be the first of many trade deals that the U.S. will negotiate in the coming years,” he added.
A USMCA agreement provides much-needed market certainty for U.S. pork producers, ensuring zero-duty market access to two of their largest export markets. U.S. Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, told the briefing he believes...
Pelosi says she’s optimistic on USMCA
By Ken Anderson, Brownfield
November 1, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she optimistic about passage of the USMCA trade deal. But she refused to say if the agreement will be voted on before the end of the year.
“If we can come to terms, which I think we’re close to doing, then this will be a template for future trade agreements—a good pattern for how we can proceed,” Pelosi said. “We have an opportunity to do it right. We’re not there yet, but we understand the last mile that we have to go.”
Pelosi insisted that impeachment proceedings in the House will not affect USMCA consideration...