On July 1, Secretary Ross traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio to participate in events for the U.S. Mexico Canada agreement implementation, marking the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade with benefits for PA, OH & American workers, manufacturers, and businesses.
Highlights from Secretary Ross travel to Pennsylvania and Ohio
July 1, 2020
Erie, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, OH
Secretary Ross Tweet on June 27
Since day one, President Trump has fought for free and fair trade. On July 1, that commitment culminated with the implementation of the #USMCA creating more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and more opportunities for U.S. companies.
July 1 is the first day that the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement enters into force.
This ground-breaking trade agreement couldn't come at a better time.
It fortifies the world’s largest trading block, and it provides American companies with a level playing field on our own continent for the first time since 1994.
The agreement should be of particular help to Pennsylvania, the country’s tenth largest exporting state, and the backbone of our manufacturing economy.
USMCA is the result of President Trump’s unwavering commitment to rebalance U.S. trade in favor of American producers and American workers.
The agreement should be of particular help to particular help to producers in Ohio, a state that exported an amazing $53.2 billion worth of goods last year.
USMCA's new rules of origin will help rebuild U.S. production that was outsourced to Asia... and it will go a long way to re-establishing domestic supply chains in many industrial sectors.