Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:30 am

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after Mexico approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“With Mexico’s approval now secured, we strongly urge the U.S. Congress and Canada to finalize the USMCA and modernize trade relations between our three nations for the good of American industries, farmers and ranchers, who are among the world’s best and can compete with anyone on a level playing field,” Burgum said. “Canada and Mexico are North Dakota’s largest trading partners, accounting for nearly $5 billion in annual exports. This trilateral agreement represents a tremendous opportunity to advance free and fair trade, provide greater economic benefits and protections for American producers and consumers, and expand our ability to be world leaders in industry and innovation.”