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USTR Lighthizer: US-Mexico-Canada agreement has 'most ambitious labor chapter' ever negotiated

2019-06-18 22:30

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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