USTR Lighthizer: US-Mexico-Canada agreement has 'most ambitious labor chapter' ever negotiated
In his prepared remarks delivered to lawmakers on Tuesday, the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, said that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade pact has the 'most ambitious labor chapter' ever negotiated.
Key quotes (via Reuters)
- USMCA pact as watershed development for labor, reducing incentives to outsource jobs.
- We are having constructive discussions with lawmakers on improvements to the USMCA.
- Hopes to submit implementing legislation that Congress can approve very soon.
Lighthizer didn't touch on the U.S.-China trade negotiations in his remarks but may have to respond to questions on that matter during the Q&A session.
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