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Senate Finance Committee members urge USTR to delay USMCA’s entry into force

March 31, 2020 at 11:13 AM
A bipartisan group of 19 Senate Finance Committee members wants U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to delay the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s entry into force beyond June 1. In a March 30 letter to Lighthizer, the senators said the U.S. must have absolute confidence that all parties have fulfilled obligations outlined in the pact before USMCA can enter into force -- contending the timeline being pushed by the Trump administration is extremely ambitious. “Even absent the pandemic, a June 1 deadline would...

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