Mexico is irreplaceable as a foreign market that buys billions of dollars of milk, ham, rice, potatoes and corn, so farm groups are alarmed by President Donald Trump’s renewed threats to shut down the southern border.
The Trump administration, seeking to gain support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement from apprehensive House Democrats, sent its chief trade advisor to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to try to sell the pact and address lawmakers’ concerns.
The House of Representatives is awash with new lawmakers. They’ve only been on the job for a few months but could present a formidable obstacle for the Trump administration as it pushes for approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Retaliation from around the world to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is still hitting farmers and ranchers here hard, but the pain could get a lot worse if President Donald Trump follows through with threats to impose new import taxes on cars and car parts.
If the Trump administration wants the legislatures in the U.S., Mexico and Canada to ratify the renegotiated trade agreement that binds all three countries with virtually no ag trade tariffs, it’s going to have to lift its steel and aluminum tariffs, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday.
Tumultuous U.S. talks with Mexico and Canada to rewrite a 24-year-old North American trade pact ended more than two months ago, but now President Donald Trump faces what could be an even more daunting task: negotiating with Congress.