Governor Jeff Colyer praised the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signed by President Donald J. Trump early Monday morning.
“Kansas trades heavily with both Canada and Mexico, with more than 120,000 jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, energy, aviation, service and other industries dependent on this relationship. Our exports to these two countries total more than $3.5 billion annually,” said Governor Jeff Colyer. “Renewing and modernizing this agreement will be a great help to farmers, ranchers, and businesses in Kansas. We are grateful to President Trump for his continued support of these industries and the economic health of our state and nation.”
The new agreement will still need to receive approval from the U.S. Congress and legislatures of both Canada and Mexico. This process is expected to take months with the deal anticipated to take effect sometime in 2020.