Georgia’s U.S. Senators comment on the new economic agreement with Mexico and Canada.
U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States’ new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada:
“President Trump is keeping his promise to achieve better trade deals for America. Our economy has changed significantly since NAFTA was signed 24 years ago, and I saw that first-hand living and working around the world. It is encouraging that the Trump Administration succeeded in bringing both Mexico and Canada to the negotiating table. This new trade agreement will help reset the dialogue with two of our closest allies and strongest trading partners to provide more equal access into those markets. As we review the details, I will continue working closely with the President and his team to make sure this is the best deal for our manufacturers, agriculture producers, and all workers in Georgia and across the country.”
“When the United States is engaged and proactive with trade agreements, it’s beneficial to our economy, especially in Georgia, which exports more than $12 billion of its goods and services to Mexico and Canada each year. I’m pleased to see that we’ve made headway with both Canada and Mexico to ensure that our countries continue to engage in trade that benefits Georgia farmers, manufacturers and service providers. I look forward to reviewing the details of today’s agreement and evaluating whether it represents an improvement for Georgia.”
President Trump called the new deal with Canada and Mexico “the most important trade deal we’ve done so far and “truly historic news for our nation” at a press conference at the White House on Monday.