2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
May 7, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Hutton,
Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Magnafici, Rodriguez, Skowronski, Spiros,
Tauchen, Thiesfeldt and Tusler, cosponsored by Senators Cowles and L.
Taylor. Referred to Committee on Rules.
1Relating to: proclaiming May 2019 as World Trade Month.
Whereas, the month of May is World Trade Month, and Wisconsin is a key 3
contributor of the United States' international trade, providing over $22 billion in 4
Whereas, Wisconsin exports to countries all over the world, but the two 6
countries with the most developed trading relationships with Wisconsin are Canada 7
and Mexico, with Canada receiving almost $7 billion in exports in 2017, and Mexico 8
receiving more than $3 billion; and
Whereas, it is especially important to have a solid trade relationship with 10
Mexico and Canada, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would 11
strengthen these relationships, and expand opportunities for Wisconsin exporters; 12
Whereas, many of Wisconsin's top exports are made by our highly skilled 14
manufacturing industry, including industrial machinery, electrical machinery, 15
medical and scientific instruments, vehicles and parts, and plastic products. These
exports are products of manufacturing, which employs more than 16 percent of the 2
Wisconsin workforce; and
Whereas, Wisconsin's farmers and food processors produce vital exports 4
including dairy products, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Agriculture and food 5
processing provide 11.9 percent of jobs in Wisconsin's economy; and
Whereas, Wisconsin's workers create high quality products for export across all 7
industries. Their exports help to demonstrate Wisconsin's values, such as hard work 8
and conscientiousness; now, therefore, be it
9Resolved by the
assembly, the senate concurring, That
the members of the 10
Wisconsin Legislature, in recognition of the importance of international trade, 11
hereby proclaim May 2019 as World Trade Month in Wisconsin.