American Agri-Women Applauds Introduction of Two Trade Agreements of Vital Importance to American Farmers
The announcement from the Trump Administration that a Phase One trade agreement with China was greeted with enthusiasm as a step toward resolving the nearly two-year trade conflict that has significantly harmed the U.S. agriculture industry. Agricultural purchases and Chinese commitments to resolve certain SPS and non-tariff barrier issues are important parts of the deal that is expected to be signed in January 2020.
Prior to the Chinese agreement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that a formal vote on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would take place the week of Dec. 16th in the House.
The USMCA would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and enhance the movement of food products between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. AAW believes this new agreement will benefit farmers by improving market access in Mexico and Canada, who have proven to be vital trade partners over the years. This agreement will have a significant impact to American farmers by building upon the existing trading relationship between the three countries and will allow for continued economic growth.
About American Agri-Women
American Agri-Women (AAW) promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. Go to the AAW web site for more information and to join, www.americanagriwomen.org. Find AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/, Twitter.com/Women4Ag/ (@Women4Ag) and Instagram.com/americanagriwomen/ (@americanagriwomen).