Rob Portman: This Trade Agreement with Mexico ‘Is a Step in the Right Direction’

‘There are some good things in there for the United States and our workers and our farmers’

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PORTMAN: “At the beginning of the editorial, they said it is half-and-half. Have good and half not so good. There are some great things there opening up the market for Mexico among others. Really good stuff on intellectual property. And also stuff along biologicals, to have a longer period. There are some good things in there for the United States and our workers and our farmers. But, the sunset provision has been a concern of The Wall Street Journal and mine. The second is this arbitration panel for investors. Those two things are a lot better than they were in the original negotiation of few months ago. I think this agreement with Mexico is a step in the right direction. I think if we can now complete a similar agreement with Canada, we are off to not just a better relationship between the three countries, but to a stronger U.S. economy.”

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