NSBA Urges Action on USMCAJuly 10, 2019
On Tuesday, July 10, 2019, the National Small Business Association is joining the USMCA Day of Action in urging Congressional action to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Passage of USMCA has been a key priority for NSBA and was a focal point in our recent member fly-ins where small-business leaders urged their Members of Congress to act on the USMCA.
Below is a statement from NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken:
“The USMCA makes substantive improvements to NAFTA which reflect the changing global marketplace and includes language specific to addressing the unique challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to doing business internationally.
“NSBA’s small-business members support the new USMCA, as it will promote mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth. Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. SMEs. When an American small business starts exporting, it’s almost always to Canada or Mexico.
“For the first time in a U.S. free trade agreement, the USMCA includes a stand-alone Chapter on SMEs. This chapter of the USMCA which will improve information-sharing, create a committee on SME issues and develops a framework for ongoing stakeholder input.
“I am calling on all small-business owners to take a few moments today and urge their lawmakers to support passage of the USMCA, and NSBA will continue pushing for the approval of this important trade agreement.”
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