New Trade Agreement Supporting Michigan Agriculture and Manufacturing Goes Into Effect

July 1, 2020
Press Release

Today, the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement goes into effect, replacing the previous North American Free Trade Agreement.

The wide-ranging economic agreement was signed by leaders of the three countries in November 2018, passed by Congress in December 2019 and signed into law in January 2020. Canada and Mexico are the two largest export markets for American small businesses and the first and third largest export markets for American agriculture.

“With new market access to Canada for dairy farmers and a more level playing field for Michigan workers, the USMCA will benefit the economy and create jobs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Michigan workers are the best in the world and this agreement increases protections for them while cutting red tape for small businesses who sell Michigan-made products in Canada and Mexico. The USMCA is a strong trade agreement for the 21st century that will move our state and our country forward."

Additional information from Customs and Border Patrol and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is below.

Customs and Border Patrol: USMCA Overview
USTR: Support for Manufacturing
USTR: Support for Small Businesses
USTR: New Market Access for Dairy
USTR: Strengthening Agriculture