Coalition Letter on the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement)

Coalition Letter on the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement)

  • July 26, 2019
  • News

New Mexico Business Coalition recently joined with 600 other business and agricultural groups in calling on congress to sign the USMCA into law without delay. With thousands of good paying manufacturing jobs and millions of dollars in trade each year on the line…it’s time for Congress to get this trade deal done.

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

On behalf of the undersigned business and agriculture organizations and chambers of commerce from across the United States, we are writing to urge you to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. USMCA is critical to our economic future because it will preserve and strengthen U.S. trade ties to Canada and Mexico.

More than 12 million American jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico. U.S. manufacturers export more made-in-America manufactured goods to our North American neighbors than they do to the next 11 largest export markets combined, and the two countries account for nearly one-third of U.S. agricultural exports. They are also the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-size businesses, more than 120,000 of which sell their goods and services to Canada and Mexico.

Approval of USMCA will ensure U.S. manufacturers, farmers, and service providers can continue to access the Canadian and Mexican markets. The new pact guarantees that virtually all U.S. exports will enter these markets tariff-free. 

USMCA will also modernize North American trade rules. For example, when NAFTA was negotiated a quarter century ago, there was no e-commerce; consequently, the agreement did not address this sector. USMCA’s digital trade chapter sets a new, high standard, as the agreement does in areas from intellectual property protection to trade in services.

By creating a level playing field for trade in North America, USMCA will help U.S. companies and the workers they employ compete in our top two export markets. The case for the agreement’s approval is strong. We urge Congress to approve USMCA as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

 

National

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Aerospace Industries Association

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute

America Automotive Policy Council

American Apparel & Footwear Association

American Association of Exporters and Importers

American Association of Port Authorities

American Automotive Policy Council

American Bakers Association

American Beverage Association

American Chamber of Commerce Mexico

American Chemistry Council

American Cleaning Institute

American Coatings Association, Inc.

American Composites Manufacturers Association

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Farm Bureau Federation

American Forest & Paper Association

American Frozen Food Institute

American Gas Association

American Iron and Steel Institute

American Petroleum Institute

American Seed Trade Association

American Staffing Association

American Trucking Associations

American Wind Energy Association

America’s SBDCs

AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Associated Equipment Distributors

Associated General Contractors of America

Associated Wire Rope Fabricators

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Border Trade Alliance

BSA | The Software Alliance

Business Roundtable

Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance

Coalition of Services Industries (CSI)

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Consumer Technology Association

Corn Refiners Association

Council for Responsible Nutrition

Council of the Americas

Direct Selling Association

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance

Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association

Farmers for Free Trade

Fibre Box Association

Flexible Packaging Association

Food Marketing Institute

Global Cold Chain Alliance

Greek American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International

Household & Commercial Products Association

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Industrial Minerals Association – North America

Industrial Truck Association

Information Technology Industry Council

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

International Dairy Foods Association

International Franchise Association

International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)

International Wood Products Association

Internet Association

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Irrigation Association

ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Assocation

Metal Powder Industries Federation

Metals Service Center Institute

Motion Picture Association of America

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

National Association of District Export Councils

National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ)

National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Wheat Growers

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

National Black Chamber of Commerce

National Confectioners Association

National Corn Growers Association

National Council of Chain Restaurants

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

National Foreign Trade Council

National Glass Association

National Grain and Feed Association

National Investor Relations Institute

National Marine Manufacturers Association

National Mining Assocation

National Oilseed Processors Association

National Pork Producers Council

National Renderers Association

National Retail Federation

National Roofing Contractors Association

National Small Business Association

National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association

National Waste & Recycling Association

National Wooden Pallet and Container Association

Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)

North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment

North American Millers’ Association

NTEA The Association for the Work Truck Industry

Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

Petroleum Equipment Institute

Plastics Industry Association

Plumbing Manufacturers International

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Precision Metalforming Association

Railway Supply Institute

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Security Industry Association

Semiconductor Industry Association

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

SNAC International

SOCMA

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA)

Steel Manufacturers Association

TechNet

The Aluminum Association

The Fertilizer Institute

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPPA)

The Personal Care Products Council

The Toy Association

Transportation Intermediaries Association

Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association

U.S. Apple Association

United Fresh Produce Association

United States Council for International Business

Vinyl Institute

Window and Door Manufacturers Association

Alaska

Alaska Chamber

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce

Alabama

Birmingham Business Alliance

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama

Coastal Alabama Business Chamber

Elba Chamber of Commerce

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information

Arkansas

Arkansas Retail and Grocery Association

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas, Inc.

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce – Arkansas

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce

Arizona

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Arizona District Export Council

Arizona Manufacturers Council

Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce

Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce

Latina Coalition of Ports & Borders

Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce

Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

Southwest Cable Communications Association

Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Arizona Mining Association

The Arizona Rock Products Association

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & affiliates

Tucson Metro Chamber

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

Yuma County Chamber of Commerce

California

Alpine Chamber of Commerce

Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce

Bay Area Council

Biocom – Life Science Association of California

Brawley Chamber of Commerce

California Bankers Association

California Business Roundtable

California Chamber of Commerce

California Manufacturers & Technology Association

California Retailers Association

Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

El Centro Chamber of Commerce

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

Fresno Chamber of Commerce

Goleta Chamber of Commerce

Great Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce

Greater Ontario Business Council

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce

Hayward Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley

Inland Empire Economic Partnership

Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed)

Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce

Neighborhood Market Association

North Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Business Council

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce

Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce

Port of Long Beach

Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Redding Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Metro Chamber

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce

Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce

Southwest California Legislative Council

Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Silicon Valley Organization

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

Tulare Chamber of Commerce

Valley Industry & Commerce Association

Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce

Colorado

Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Mining Association

Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

Vail Valley Partnership

Westminster Chamber of Commerce

Connecticut

Connecticut Business & Industry Association

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

District of Columbia

D.C. Chamber of Commerce

Delaware

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Florida

Boca Raton/Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce

Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce

North Tampa Bay Chamber

Port Tampa Bay

Georgia

Barrow County Chamber of Commerce

Cobb Chamber of Commerce

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Dublin/Laurens Chamber

Georgia Association of Manufacturers

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Chemistry Council

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Hawaii

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Kauai Chamber of Commerce

Maui Chamber of Commerce

Iowa

Ames Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Grow Cedar Valley

Iowa Association of Business and Industry

Iowa Chamber Alliance

Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce

Mason City Chamber of Commerce

Waverly Chamber of Commerce/Main Street

Idaho

Boise Metro Chamber

Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Idaho Retailers Association

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce

Illinois

Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Canton Area Chamber of Commerce

Chemical Industry Council of Illinois

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce

Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce

Highland Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

International Business Council, IL Chamber of Commerce

Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

McLean County Chamber of Commerce

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Wheaton Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce

Indiana

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Indiana Manufacturers Association

Indy Chamber

New Castle – Henry County Chamber of Commerce

Seymour Chamber of Commerce

South Bend Regional Chamber Of Commerce

Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce

Kansas

Grant County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Kansas Chamber

Kansas Grain and Feed Assoc.,Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Assoc., Renew Kansas

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky

Commerce Lexington Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Union County KY Chamber of Commerce

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Area Chamber

Bossier Chamber of Commerce

Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Southwest Louisiana

Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Louisiana Chemical Association

Louisiana Retailers Association

Monroe Chamber of Commerce

New Orleans Chamber

River Region Chamber of Commerce

Maine

Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Maryland

Central Maryland Chamber

Harford County Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts

Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Metro South Chamber of Commerce

Neponset River Regional Chamber

Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Retailers Association of Massachusetts

SouthCoast Chamber

The New England Council

Michigan

Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce

Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce

Detroit Regional Chamber

Grand Rapids Chamber

Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce

Lansing Regional Chamber

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Chemistry Council

Michigan Manufacturers Association

Michigan Retailers Association

Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota

Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Grand Rapids Area Chamber

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Retailers Association

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

Twin West Chamber of Commerce

Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

Missouri

Associated Industries of Missouri

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Mississippi

Mississippi Economic Council

Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Washington County Economic Alliance

Montana

Billings Chamber of Commerce

Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Montana Chamber of Commerce

North Carolina

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Benson Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Moore County Chamber of Commerce

NC Chamber

North Carolina Retail Merchants Association

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Triangle East Chamber of Commerce

Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce

North Dakota

Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC

Greater North Dakota Chamber

The Chamber – Grand Forks/East Grand Forks

Nebraska

Greater Omaha Chamber

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Nebraska Retail Federation

North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation

Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber

New Hampshire

Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce

Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

New Mexico

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry

New Mexico Bankers Association

New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC)

New Mexico Mining Association

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Nevada

Carson City Chamber of Commerce

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

Nevada Manufacturers Assn

Retail Association of Nevada

The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce

White Pine Chamber of Commerce

New York

Albany Port District Commission

Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization, Inc.

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Capital Region Chamber

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce

Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier

New York Bankers Association

New York State Chemistry Council

North Country Chamber of Commerce

Partnership for New York City

Quebec-New York Corridor Coalition

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

The Business Council of NYS, Inc.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara

Ohio

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Akron Chamber

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Lima Allen County Chamber of Commerce

Ohio Business Roundtable

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Ohio Chemistry Technology Council

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants

Ohio Manufacturers’ Association

Union County Chamber of Commerce

Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

Oklahoma

Ardmore Chamber of Commerce

Blackwell Industrial Authority

Edmond Chamber of Commerce

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association

State Chamber of Oklahoma

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Oregon

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Hillsboro Chamber

La Pine Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce

Oregon Business & Industry

Pacific Northwest International Trade Association

Portland Business Alliance

The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County

Pennsylvania

Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry

Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster (PA) Chamber

Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association

Orwigsburg Borough

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce

York County Economic Alliance

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce

Rhode Island

East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce

Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association

South Carolina

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Greenville Chamber of Commerce

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

South Dakota

Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce

Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

South Dakota Bankers Association

South Dakota Retailers Association

Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee

Blount Chamber of Commerce

Johnson City/Jonesborough/Wash. County CoC

Kingsport Chamber

Tennessee Business Roundtable

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Texas

Austin Regional Manufacturers Association

Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce

El Paso Chamber

Fort Bend Chamber

Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce

Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Board

Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce

Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce

Laredo Motor Carriers Association

Longview TX Chamber of Commerce

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

McAllen Chamber Of Commerce

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce

North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

North Texas Commission

Palacios Chamber of Commerce

Plano Chamber of Commerce

Port of Corpus Christi

Rio Grande Valley Partnership

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sealy Chamber of Commerce

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce

Texas Association of Manufacturers

Texas Business Leadership Council

Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce

Texas Retailers Association

The Borderplex Alliance

United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce

Utah

Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce

Cedar City Chamber of Commerce

ChamberWest

Davis Chamber of Commerce

Draper Area Chamber of Commerce

Salt Lake Chamber

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce

South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce

West Jordan Chamber of Commerce

World Trade Center Utah

Virginia

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Roads Chamber

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

New Kent Chamber of Commerce

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Hispanic Chamber

Virginia Manufacturers Association

Vermont

Central VT Chamber Of Commerce

Vermont Retail & Grocers Assoc.

Washington

Association of Washington Business

Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

Greater Spokane Inc.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce

Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce

Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Port of Longview

Port of Vancouver USA

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Washington Council on International Trade

Washington Retail Association

Wisconsin

Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

Envision Greater Fond du Lac

Greater Green Bay Chamber

Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

West Virginia

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Wyoming

Campbell County Chamber of Commerce

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

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