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Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Statement on USMCA progress

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Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Missouri Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan issued the following statement in response to the news of progress on a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

The Missouri Chamber is pleased with the news of progress on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This agreement is critical to Missouri’s economy.

Canada and Mexico are by far Missouri’s largest trade partners. Missouri exported more than $8 billion in goods and services to Canada and Mexico in 2018. These exports support thousands of Missouri workers. A new, strengthened agreement is vital to protect our farmers, manufacturers and thousands of large and small businesses that rely on open and free trade.

Work on the USMCA is long overdue. We hope the progress will continue and are committed to working with our Congressional delegation to support a strong, modernized and mutually beneficial trade agreement.

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