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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 16, 2020
PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber has proudly advocated for the ratification of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) since its inception.
“Passage of this critical bipartisan trade agreement ensures that Arizona remains globally competitive
in today’s rapidly changing economic landscape,” said Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Chamber.
The agreement enables more than $1.2 trillion in continued trade between the U.S., Canada, and Arizona’s leading trade partner, Mexico.
“The passage of the USMCA has been a top concern for Arizona’s business leaders, who have continually encouraged Congress to ratify the agreement,” said Mike Huckins, Vice President of Public Affairs for the Chamber.
The USMCA addresses several existing issues and stands to help Arizona businesses increase their competitiveness and exports to Arizona’s key trading partners. Specifically, the USMCA preserves or expands key components such as businesses visas, digital trade, agriculture, and cybersecurity, and stronger intellectual property protections. All of these elements are needed to modernize trade deals to ensure that those deals work for businesses in the 21st century.
“Finalizing the USMCA showcases our country’s commitment to thriving economic relationships with our neighbors,” said Sanders. “I am grateful to those members of Arizona’s congressional delegation that supported the USMCA and continually fought for its passage.”
About the Greater Phoenix Chamber
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.