BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded the announcement that Congress has ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement passed the U.S. House on Dec. 19, 2019, and the U.S Senate today.
“The new agreement builds on NAFTA to benefit farmers, ranchers and agribusiness,” Goehring said. “It expands access for dairy, gives our wheat fair treatment in grading, and enhances rules for sanitary and phytosanitary measures.”
The ratification process is complete in Mexico and Canada has indicated they will finish their ratification process now that it has been ratified in the U.S.
“With U.S. agriculture facing uncertainty in the global marketplace, the USMCA will provide a much-needed boost to producers and rural communities,” Goehring said. “The new agreement ensures U.S. farmers, ranchers, and food processors can continue to access and grow exports to two of their most important global markets.”