Rebalancing Trade to Support Manufacturing

By: Tracey Lowe

What About Florida’s Agriculture?

Florida’s agriculture issues remain unaddressed in the USMCA. Read Florida Chamber position here.

Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Al Lawson Jr. (FL-08), introduced bipartisan legislation to guarantee specialty crop growers the seasonality/perishable provisions that are currently lacking in the USMCA. The Agricultural Trade Improvement Act of 2018 would amend the Tariff Act of 1930 and allow American specialty crop growers to request the imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing duties. Similar legislation has been introduced by Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

Below are links to documents from the U.S. Trade Representative on USMCA:

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alice Ancona directly at aancona@flchamber.com or 850-521-1210.