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Grassley: Administration sees June 1 USMCA implementation date as ‘leverage’

March 31, 2020 at 5:24 PM
The Trump administration views a June 1 implementation date for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement as leverage to ensure Canada and Mexico live up to their commitments, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday. The administration’s reluctance to push back the date puts it at odds with a growing number of lawmakers who believe the June 1 deadline is too early, particularly for auto manufacturers. “I think there’s a real feeling in this administration that if they tell Mexico...

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