WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday that he hopes the United States will ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal known as USMCA by summer, after Congress has a chance to understand the accord’s provisions.
“I would hope, certainly... I am always optimistic... by summer,” he said at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual forum in response to a question about when USMCA would be ratified. “It’s never over till it’s over, with any legislation.”
Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Julie Ingerswen; Writing by Richard Valdmanis