The National Association of Manufacturers has repeated its call for prompt congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would modernize and replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Trump administration has delayed submitting the treaty to Congress due to House Democrats’ concerns about the deal’s labor provisions. Formally submitting the treaty to Congress would trigger a 60-day deadline for USMCA’s approval, as dictated by the Trade Promotion Authority law.
Last year, Ohio manufacturers sold $27 billion of manufactured goods to Canada and Mexico. One in three manufacturers in the Buckeye State sells products to Canada and Mexico. Last month, the OMA wrote all members of Ohio’s federal delegation in support of the USMCA. If you would like to weigh in with your congressional representatives, click here. 5/28/2019