Top GOP Senator Warns USMCA Is ‘Dead’ Unless Trump Reverses His Tariffs

Posted May 02, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Bob Bryan – Business Insider)

Sen. Chuck Grassley did not mince words when it came to President Donald Trump’s trade policy in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal published on Monday.

As the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman, Grassley has significant say over whether the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreed upon by the Trump administration, Canada, and Mexico in October 2018, will make it through Congress.

In the op-ed, Grassley put it simply: Trump must lift his tariffs on steel and aluminum coming from the USMCA partner countries or one of the biggest achievements of Trump’s trade war is “dead.” Click here to read more.