TechNet: NAFTA Was For The Past; USMCA Is For A More Prosperous Future
Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore today issued the following statement after the full U.S. Senate ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
“NAFTA was for the past, and USMCA is for a more prosperous future. By securing such strong bipartisan support to modernize trade policies with our top two partners, the U.S. has taken an important step to promote economic growth and job creation in the U.S. for years to come.
“We thank lawmakers and the Administration for working in good faith on a bipartisan basis to get USMCA across the finish line, and we look forward to its implementation. We also hope this bipartisan success story provides some positive momentum that Congress can build upon to advance many other bipartisan goals this year.”
TechNet has actively engaged on USMCA since submitting official comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on June 12, 2017 highlighting the tech industry’s priorities as the Administration began considering its negotiating principles. Last month, Moore penned an op-ed in support of the USMCA.
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