Governor Gordon Urges President to Ratify USMCA
Written by jordanmckamey on June 12, 2019
Gov. Mark Gordon sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week urging the ratification of a renewed trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada in the midst of escalating tensions between the U.S. and its southern neighbors over immigration.
The letter – dated June 4 – emphasizes the importance of the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, to Wyoming’s economy, and underlines its significance to a state economy closely inter-meshed with trade agreements to the north and south. In 2017, trade relations with Canada and Mexico yielded $329 million in exports from Wyoming, the letter stated, helping to support more than 69,000 jobs in sectors from manufacturing to agriculture.