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Rep. Ron Kind's Statement on the Implementation of the USMCA

July 1, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA):

“During these challenging times, the implementation of the USMCA is an important step forward for Wisconsin’s agricultural industry,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “After months of negotiating across the aisle and our borders, I'm proud to see all of my and my colleagues' hard work pay off and the USMCA ‘enter into force,’ giving Wisconsin farmers fair access to the export markets they need. However, our work is far from over. It’s critical that we follow closely on oversight and implementation to ensure Canada and Mexico hold up their end of the deal, and our farmers, workers, and families see the full benefit.”

Rep. Kind spent years working to make sure the USMCA is fully enforceable to guarantee increased access to the Canadian dairy market, improve Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) standards, ensure a faster and more enforceable dispute settlement process, and increase labor and environmental standards. Rep. Kind also released a Family Farm Rescue Plan earlier this year, which called for swift implementation of USMCA.

Rep. Kind serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the most powerful - and the oldest - committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, and many other economic growth measures.