Border Trade Alliance applauds trilateral trade accord reached by U.S., Canada and Mexico

USMCA will ensure continued economic competitiveness of North America

WASHINGTON (October 1, 2018) – After a round-the-clock weekend negotiating session, the United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement on a trilateral trade accord, an outcome met with applause from the Border Trade Alliance.

“For nearly 25 years, the Border Trade Alliance has been a vocal proponent of the North American Free Trade Agreement,” BTA President Britton Clarke said. “We strongly supported the work by all three NAFTA countries to modernize the agreement to meet the needs of a 21st century economy.”

BTA Chair Paola Avila cited the agreement’s importance to North America’s economic competitive standing.

“We are extremely pleased that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have come together on a United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that will ensure the continued economic competitiveness of North America for years to come,” Avila said. “We congratulate the negotiators from all three countries for their diligence in reaching this new deal.

“We will continue to make the case to Capitol Hill that adoption of this new trilateral agreement is essential in maintaining sophisticated manufacturing supply chains, increasing consumer choice, and enhancing the overall economic health of all three countries.”

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