Originally Appeared: The Hill on January 13, 2020
The word ‘internet’ isn’t in the original NAFTA. That’s hard to believe in 2020, but is helpful to understand why it is so important for the Senate to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as soon as possible. Groups that represent everyone from workers and manufacturers to farmers and consumers have praised the modernized trade agreement with our North American neighbors. But there’s an important reason for Congress to pass USMCA that’s largely been overlooked. This agreement will help the United States address emerging threats to our position as the world’s leader in digital trade.