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Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Push Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan

The resolutions were introduced two weeks ago by Pennsylvania Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler. Diaz-Balart and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, are the original co-sponsors in the House. 

Mario Diaz-Balart Gets USTR to Add Fresh Cut Roses to U.S. Trade Rep’s Preferential...

Diaz-Balart pointed to a study from the Association of Floral Importers of South Florida (AFIF) which showed adding roses to the GSP will save flower importers $15 million a year, which benefits the Sunshine State. 

Marco Rubio Calls on Mike Pompeo to Start Free Trade Negotiations With Taiwan

This week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on the matter, calling on him to send U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth Keith Krach to Taiwan to handle negotiations. Rubio also cheered the recent announcement that Taiwan will end its restrictions on American beef and pork.

Rick Scott Urges Trump Administration to Pursue Free Trade Deal With Taiwan

Scott wrote U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the matter this week, stressing the alliance and economic ties between the two nations. 

Ted Yoho: Taiwan Accepting American Beef, Pork a Win for Farmers and Ranchers

Yoho, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture and Foreign Affairs Committees and leads Republicans on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, has ranked as one of Taiwan’s greatest champions on Capitol Hill during his eight years in Congress. He weighed in on Friday on the latest development. 

Mario Diaz-Balart: Time for a Trade Deal With Taiwan Now that It’s Accepting American...

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., is one of the chairmen of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus. He and the other chairmen--U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot, Ohio, Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Albio Sires, D-NJ--released a joint statement on the matter on Friday.

Greg Steube Testifies at U.S Trade Representative Hearing on Mexican Trade Practices

"For too long, Florida farmers of fresh produce have suffered from Mexico’s unreasonable trade-distorting practices,” Steube said. “Seasonal produce is vital to the state of Florida, which ranks as the largest producer of many seasonal and perishable products in the country.
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Florida Delegation Unites to Urge U.S. Trade Rep to Oppose ‘Unfair Mexican Trade Practices’

Last week, every member of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House called on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to put a stop to “unfair Mexican trade practices harming seasonal and perishable produce...

Rick Scott Wants to Hold China Accountable for Failing to Comply With Trade Deal

Scott’s office noted he supports free trade agreements around the world, but nations like Communist China must be held accountable if they refuse to cooperate.

Marco Rubio Wants Information on How USMCA Impacts Small Businesses

In 2017, Rubio wrote a letter to Lighthizer urging him to consider digital trade, predictability in cross-border transactions, and intellectual property protections for small businesses. All of these critical provisions are included in USMCA’s first-ever small business chapter.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Back USMCA Which Now Heads to the White House

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement with both senators from Florida backing the measure.

Vern Buchanan’s Optimistic Trump Administration Will Protect Florida Farmers

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrote Buchanan and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., last week, promising the Trump administration will continue to attempt to protect American farmers from unfair trade practices, including from Mexican farmers.
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