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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:34

MNI POLICY: USMCA Deal Good For All Americans: Lighthizer


By Brooke Migdon

WASHINGTON (MNI) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Tuesday that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will "benefit all Americans" and will be a model for all future U.S. trade deals.

"Thanks to President Trump's leadership, we have reached an historic agreement on the USMCA. After working with Republicans, Democrats, and many other stakeholders for the past two years we have created a deal that will benefit American workers, farmers, and ranchers for years to come. This will be the model for American trade deals going forward," a statement from Lighthizer's USTR said.

House Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement on the revised trade accord Tuesday, with a vote expected next week, followed by a vote in the Senate.

A signing ceremony in Mexico City is expected to follow soon after.

--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202 371 2121; email: brooke.migdon@marketnews.com

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