Hoeven: USMCA Goes Into Effect Today

Senator Worked to Eliminate Canada’s Automatic Downgrade of U.S. Wheat

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force today, with the agreement being fully implemented by the three nations.

“We appreciate the administration for their work to secure this agreement and bring it to full implementation,” said Hoeven. “USMCA ensures that Canada will no longer be able to automatically downgrade U.S. wheat to feed grade, which is an important provision we worked to secure.”  

According to the International Trade Commission, USMCA will increase U.S. agricultural and food exports to Canada and Mexico. The senator worked to ensure that USMCA eliminated Canada’s automatic downgrade of imported U.S. wheat to feed grade, which will help ensure that grading standards and services are non-discriminatory. 

Additionally, USMCA makes needed modernizations on intellectual property, digital trade and financial services.