Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2019) — Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, released the following statement regarding the trade agreement between the U.S. and China:
President Trump notched another major victory for small businesses and ordinary Americans with the Phase One trade deal with China. The agreement will significantly benefit small businesses, farmers, and ordinary Americans. The deal requires China to make significant purchases of U.S. agricultural and manufacturing goods while making long-overdue structural reforms to protect American entrepreneurs’ intellectual property and technology. The trade agreement comes on the heels of House Democratic agreement to support Trump’s USMCA, which will update NAFTA for the 21st century. Yesterday’s landslide election victory for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also paves the way for a bilateral free trade agreement between the U.S. and U.K. which will provide even more opportunities for American small businesses. President Trump is successfully reorienting global trade networks in America’s favor, opening up new markets for exports while overcoming the unfair practices conducted by trading partners.