Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley Statement on Preliminary Trade Agreement with Mexico

Aug 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement today regarding the preliminary trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico.

“Mexico has been an important trading partner of the United States for decades, and farmers in Iowa have felt the sting of increased tariffs on products like pork and cheese. While the details of a preliminary agreement haven’t yet been released and I reserve final judgment until there is a final agreement that includes Canada, I am encouraged by the progress announced today. The sooner we get a new agreement in place, the sooner farmers and businesspeople across the country can focus on exporting American products to Canada and Mexico without concern of tariffs."