A veteran Washington D.C. farm policy analyst says the road to passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could be a rough one.
Jim Wiesemeyer thinks USMCA will eventually be approved by Congress, probably in the second half of the year. But he says it won’t be easy.
“Everything is difficult in Congress, let alone multi-lateral trade agreements—and history tells you that,” Wiesemeyer says. “Although it’s going to be rough, I think it will eventually get through.”
Wiesemeyer says there’s plenty of speculation over when President Trump will lift the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.