March 4, 2019
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Top companies, trade associations join forces to support passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

A new coalition of more than 200 employers and trade associations is working to ensure the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement is approved by Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports.

The coalition represents farmers and ranchers, manufacturers, technology companies and other employers. (See a list of supporters here.) The group will work to support speedy passage of the new trade deal, and educate Americans about its benefits.

“USMCA is critical to the success of American businesses, farmers, and workers,” Cathy Van Way, Head of Government Relations, Cummins Inc., and coalition co-chair said in a statement. “For Cummins, our two largest export markets in the world are Canada and Mexico, and our trade with these countries has contributed to significant growth and global reach. When Cummins is successful globally, we add high quality jobs in communities across the country.”

Other major industry leaders were quoted in the announcement, from agriculture to manufacturing and shipping.

“USMCA establishes best-in-class rules for e-commerce, digital trade, customs, and intellectual property protection,” said Laura Lane, President for Global Public Affairs at UPS and coalition co-chair. “The agreement includes rules that will help American entrepreneurs and innovators grow their businesses and keep their edge amid tough global competition.”

The U.S. Office of Public Liaison also has information on the USMCA, including these major aspects of the trade deal:

For more details, visit, or contact AWB’s Amy Anderson at

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