May 17, 2019


Bringing a burst of momentum to USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following the administration's announcement to end the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.

"The Chamber applauds the administration’s decision to lift the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. This move, coupled with the lifting of retaliatory duties, will bring immediate relief to American farmers and manufacturers. Critically, this action delivers a welcome burst of momentum for the USMCA in Congress, and we urge the administration and Congress to continue their efforts to chart a path toward its approval as soon as possible."