Navarro: Congress Will Pass USMCA Yet This Year

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade


(NAFB-September 11, 2019) — Peter Navarro says there is a 100 percent chance Congress will pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The advisor to President Donald Trump told CNBC news that he “can’t imagine that Nancy Pelosi would not put this on the floor to at least have a vote.” He expects the vote will occur before the end of this year. Navarro has played a critical role in the negotiations with Canada and Mexico, as well as in the current U.S.-China trade war.

Democrats in the House are still voicing concerns over labor and environmental standards included in the trade agreement. Speaker of the House, Pelosi, has not offered comment in response to Navarro’s claims.

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement and offers improved trade for U.S. agriculture. Farm groups are planning a rally Thursday at the capitol in support of the agreement, and urging lawmakers to pass the trade deal.

Mexico has already approved the agreement, and Canada is in the process of gaining approval for the trade deal.

Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasters