Gov. Mark Gordon wrote a letter of support to President Donald Trump backing his efforts to get the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed.
“I am grateful for the President’s work in negotiating the agreement, which will provide Wyoming businesses the stability and predictability they need to engage successfully in international trade,” Gordon said in a press release.
In 2017, Wyoming exported $329 million worth of goods and services to our closest neighbors, Gordon wrote in his letter. International trade in Wyoming also supports more than 69,000 jobs in a wide range of industries.
The three countries negotiated an update to NAFTA at the end of 2018. However, it’s still waiting on Congressional ratification.
“This agreement improves agriculture market access for Wyoming’s farmers and ranchers,” Gordon added. “Completion of this trade agreement with our closest trading partners is critical to Wyoming as we seek to boost economic development and encourage new investment that leads to job creation.”
In addition to Gordon, the Governors of Idaho, Alabama, and Arkansas have submitted letters in support of USMCA. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also in support of the agreement.