10.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Statement on Trade Deal Progress with Canada and Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement following the Trump Administration’s announcement that the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“NAFTA—which I opposed—cost Wisconsin thousands of manufacturing jobs and needed to be fixed. In addition, Canada’s unfair trade practices harm our agriculture economy—we lost over 600 dairy farms in the last year—and I have pressed the Trump Administration to take action. The USMCA appears to be an important step forward—easing some of Canada’s unfair trade barriers and increasing market access for our dairy farmers.

“However, there is still more work to be done to expand markets for Wisconsin farmers, strengthen Buy America and put in place real enforcement of labor provisions. As I review the details of this agreement, I want to make sure we have a better deal for Wisconsin manufacturers, small businesses, and workers by increasing incomes for working families and stopping the outsourcing of jobs to other countries.”