CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon announced he sent a letter to President Donald Trump in support of the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement.
In his letter, Gordon noted that Wyoming exported $329 million in goods and services to Canada and Mexico in 2017. International trade supports more than 69,000 Wyoming jobs in a range of industries, and Gordon believes the agreement will benefit Wyoming’s economy and help boost export sales for our companies.
“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 news release.
The United States, Mexico and Canada negotiated the update to the North American Free Trade Agreement and signed it in November at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. It currently awaits Congressional ratification.
Gordon is one of several governors to submit letters of support for the USMCA. The agreement also includes updated intellectual property protections and has been supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Foreign Trade Council.
“As we work to diversify Wyoming’s economy, a robust and balanced trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is an important part of that picture,” Gordon said.