In spite of the impeachment circus consuming Washington, D.C., a good thing happened today for Colorado’s vast workforce.
President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act.
Colorado is the largest trading partner of Mexico and Canada, exporting $2.7 billion in goods in 2018, including $800 million worth of beef.
🚨🚨The #USMCA is now law. 🚨🚨
I’m proud to support this historic free trade agreement that will boost Colorado’s vibrant trade relationship with Mexico and Canada and support the nearly 250,000 Colorado jobs that depend on trade with our North American neighbors.
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) January 29, 2020
Nearly a quarter million jobs and billions of dollars of our economy in Colorado are dependent on trade with our North American neighbors, said U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.
Gardner was a key supporter of the new law, which he says gives Colorado’s exporters the best chance to access these markets and opportunities.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado exported more than $165 million of electronic machinery, $74 million worth of beverages, $47 million of dairy products, $33 million of cereals, and $28 million of sugar and confectionary exports to Canada and Mexico in 2018.