New Coalition Kicks Off Push for NAFTA Replacement
More than 200 companies and associations comprise the coalition
The basic framework of a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is in place, and now a new coalition aims to ensure the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) actually takes effect.
Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the USMCA Coalition, a group of more than 200 associations, state and local chambers, and corporations that want Congress to ratify the new agreement, which was negotiated last year but requires ratification by each of the three countries.
In the U.S., the issue took a back seat in recent months, when a government shutdown was leading headlines. Congress could vote in the coming weeks, and it’s thought that Democrats, who control the House, will want changes.
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