(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed an agreement with the Mexican government that will result in them dropping their tariffs on U.S. agricultural products by 50% in the next few days. Mexico has committed to eliminating the tariffs completely once the agreement becomes operational.
“This is good news for farmers and growers in my home state of Washington who have been suffering under these unfair and deeply damaging tariffs for far too long. I thank Secretary LaHood for coming to meet with farmers in Washington state last year and for his hard work getting this agreement done.
“Now that the agreement is signed, there is no reason why farmers and growers in my home state of Washington should have to wait any longer. They have nothing to do with this dispute, and it is deeply unfair that they continue to be punished for it.
“So I call on the Mexican government to act in good faith, not wait a day longer, and completely end these devastating tariffs once and for all.”