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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

Contact: Sean McNally

November 30, 2018                                                                                        

703-838-1995

 

ATA Statement on Signing of USMCA Trade Pact

Urges Congress to Quickly Ratify the Agreement

 

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear today issued the following statement after leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico signed the USMCA trade pact during the G-20 Summit in Argentina:

 

“We commend the Trump Administration, Canada and Mexico for coming to an agreement to keep our nations’ borders open to trade and commerce.

 

“Signing this improved trade agreement will strengthen America’s relationships with our nearest neighbors and put us all in a position to grow the North American economy. That economic growth will be a boon to the American trucking industry – which already moves 82% of the freight that crosses the Mexican border and 68% that crosses our border with Canada – as well as to consumers in all three countries.

 

“We urge Congress and their counterparts in Mexico and Canada to quickly ratify this agreement so we can begin reaping its benefits.”

 

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward

 

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ATA Statement on Signing of USMCA Trade Pact