DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2020)  With the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement taking effect on July 1, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:

“USMCA is a historic agreement for Iowa families, farmers, and small-business owners. I’m grateful to President Trump, Ambassador [Robert] Lighthizer, and the entire administration for their unwavering commitment to getting this agreement done.

“Canada and Mexico are our two largest trading partners, with $6.6 billion in exports in 2018 alone. I look forward to USMCA opening new markets for high-quality Iowa exports, increasing wages, jobs, and economic activity.

“With USMCA officially in force, our state and the entire nation will reap the benefits in the years to come.”

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