Over 200 groups launch USMCA Coalition

The coalition will lobby Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Over 200 groups launch USMCA Coalition

The coalition will lobby Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Over 200 groups launch USMCA Coalition

The coalition will lobby Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

 
More than 200 companies and associations representing manufacturers, technology companies, farmers, ranchers, and service providers on Tuesday launched the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate for congressional approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a press release Tuesday.
    The coalition over the coming weeks and months will make the case for quick passage of implementing legislation to lawmakers, and will work to inform the U.S. public of the deal’s benefits.
    “USMCA establishes best-in-class rules for e-commerce, digital trade, customs, and intellectual property protection,” UPS Global Public Affairs President and coalition co-chair Laura Lane said in a statement. “The agreement includes rules that will help American entrepreneurs and innovators grow their businesses and keep their edge amid tough global competition.”
    Several other co-chairs issued statements in support of the agreement, including Shane Karr, head of external affairs for FCA – North America, who said USMCA incentivizes the auto industry to make new investments to build their most advanced vehicles on this continent, and that the pact will ensure North American automobiles remain competitive in global markets.   
   "The U.S. Chamber is proud to raise our voice in support of swift congressional passage of the USMCA," U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said in a statement. "Trade with Canada and Mexico has powered our economy for decades. This new agreement preserves and strengthens the benefits of these trade ties and brings our commercial relationship into the 21st century. As the USMCA Coalition launches today, we and our partners from all across the business and agriculture community are rolling up our sleeves to make sure this agreement gets the seal of approval from Congress – and soon."

I think there certainly has been increased interest in moving vehicles from Mexico to the U.S. by ocean. The challenge today is the cost element. Right now ocean just can’t compete with the rail cost.

Twelve container shipping companies deploy capacity from Asia to Mexico, with COSCO deploying the most capacity on the trade each week, according to BlueWater Reporting's Carrier/Trade Route Deployment Report.

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