05-17-19 USDA Secretary Perdue Statement on the Removal of Section 232 Tariffs

USDA Secretary Perdue Statement on the Removal of Section 232 Tariffs

May 17, 2019, Washington D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after the Section 232 Tariffs were removed from Canada and Mexico.

“Today’s announcement is a big win for American agriculture and the economy as a whole. I thank President Trump for negotiating a great deal and for negotiating the removal of these tariffs. Canada and Mexico are two of our top three trading partners, and it is my expectation that they will immediately pull back their retaliatory tariffs against our agricultural products. Congress should move swiftly to ratify the USMCA so American farmers can begin to benefit from the agreement.”

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