Trade

As a proud member of the Ways and Means Committee, I am committed to ensuring Arizona has access to free and fair trade, while also ensuring the United States’ trading relationships are kept a high priority. Expanding access to emerging markets is crucial for creating opportunities for U.S. manufacturers, farmers and service providers to sell more American-made goods and services around the world.

I am a strong supporter of free trade, and as a border state, Arizonans understand the importance of strong trade partnerships with its neighbors.

In 2020 alone, Arizona exported $8.9 billion worth of goods to Canada and Mexico, and there are more than 228,000 jobs being supported by trade in Arizona. The updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which has now entered into force, will grow our economy and further strengthen our relationship with neighbors Mexico and Canada. Increased trade with our neighbors will better serve Arizona businesses, manufacturers, farmers, and other industries leading to incredible economic growth and freer markets.

The United States should continue to negotiate strong trade agreements with partner countries like the United Kingdom, Japan, the European Union. Reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a top priority of mine. It is important that the United States remain an active and committed member of the WTO, while working with our allies to ensure the WTO system is more efficient and transparent.

I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee to further strengthen the United States’ trading relationships.

More on Trade

March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Ways and Means Committee Member David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) led 99 of their Republican colleagues in a letter yesterday calling on U.S.

More on Trade

September 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Susan Delbene (WA-01) introduced the Advancing America’s Interests Act, legislation that will help prevent the International Trade Commission (ITC) from being misused. The ITC has the power to ban products from entry into the U.S. marketplace and this power has been persistently abused by patent licensing entities, more commonly known as patent trolls, which buy up patents with the sole intent of using them to extract profits or stifle competition.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) joined the Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the Biden Administration's 2021 Trade Policy Agenda with United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai. During the hearing they discussed the United States' commitment to strengthen the World Trade Organization (WTO) and work with other WTO members to achieve reforms at the organization. 

February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) released the following statement after co-leading a letter with a bipartisan group of Members of Congress supporting cross-border trade to avoid restrictions and tariffs with the U.S.’s top trade partners on seasonal produce. 
  

July 2, 2020 In The News
July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) released the following statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) entry into force. 

January 17, 2020 In The News

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ): “One of my top priorities has been working to ensure the #USA has access to free and balanced trade relationships. The Phase One trade deal with China will benefit all American consumers and reflects the work @realDonaldTrump & @USTradeRep have done to further grow our economy.”

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06), a member of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, released a statement of support following President Donald Trump’s signing of the United States and China Phase One trade agreement:

“Working to ensure the United States has access to free and balanced trade relationships has been one of my top priorities while serving in Congress. This deal will benefit all American consumers and reflects the work this Administration has done to further grow our economy.

December 18, 2019 In The News
December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Rep. Ron Kind’s (D-WI) bipartisan resolution encouraging the Administration to participate with other World Trade Organization (WTO) members in reforming the Appellate Body to address longstanding concerns and get the Appellate Body in working order passed House Committee on Ways and Means. Schweikert and Kind  introduced the resolution earlier this month with a large contingent of Committee members. The resolution now moves onto consideration by the full House.