A New Hampshire Take on the New U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement

Dec 16, 2019

Workers at Graphicast, a manufacturing company in Jaffrey
Credit Todd Bookman for NHPR

Last week, Congressional Democrats and President Trump announced major progress in forging a new North American trade deal, called the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement by President Trump.  The USMCA includes some hard-fought changes such as greater environmental and labor protections and has so far gained approval from some of the staunchest opponents of the original NAFTA.

However, some Republican lawmakers reportedly feel the president conceded too much to House Democrats. And some big-tech critics are disappointed in expanded protections for the industry under the agreement.  

Orignal Air date: Dec. 17, 2019, at 9 a.m. 

GUESTS;

After Mexico ratified the new NAFTA deal in June, Jen Kirby summed it up in this 500-word piece.  Read Kirby's most recent coverage of USMCA. 

As the New Hampshire Business Review reports, the USMCA has had widespread support among NH business leaders. 

Read/listen to NHPR's three-part series, On the Line: Manufacturing in New Hampshire