U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is historic in many ways. The agreement covers $1.2 trillion, the biggest agreement in history. The trade agreement was also completed in 14 months. Lighthizer says that pace is like warped speed. “When we began these negotiations last year, the president’s instructions to me were precise and straightforward: protect American workers, fight for our farmers and ranchers, preserve America’s competitive innovation edge, secure greater access for our businesses and above all, bring back jobs to America. I think we have succeeded with this agreement.” Lighthizer also says the USMCA will serve as a template for trade agreements under the Trump Administration for the future.
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