USMCAAEM sent a letter this week to the nine members of the House Democrats’ Trade Working Group, calling on the members to do what is necessary to get the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) across the finish line as soon as possible. The USMCA is the trilateral North American trade agreement that will secure duty-free access to equipment manufacturers’ two largest export markets, Canada and Mexico, while ensuring North America’s manufacturing competitiveness for years to come.

The letter was addressed to Reps. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.-03), Suzanne Bonamici (Ore.-01), Rosa DeLauro (Conn.-03), Jimmy Gomez (Calif.-34), John Larson (Conn.-01), Richard Neal (Mass.-01), Jan Schakowsky (Ill.-09), Terri Sewell (Ala.-07) and Mike Thompson (Calif.-05), and urges the working group to swiftly finalize negotiations and get the new agreement ratified.  

Reasserting our nation’s commitment to duty-free trade with Canada and Mexico provides certainty to all U.S. businesses required for long-term planning and investment decisions...Working families, farmers and ranchers, businesses including equipment manufacturers, and all Americans are waiting for Congress to approve the agreement so our entire economy can benefit from the USMCA,” states the letter.

The letter goes on to highlight why the trade agreement will benefit equipment manufacturers and the 1.3 million men and women of our industry, U.S. farmers, working families and the broader U.S. economy. The Democratic representatives assigned to the Trade Working Group were tapped earlier this year by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.-12) to review and revise concerns with existing labor, environmental, enforcement and pharmaceutical provisions in the trade agreement.

Read the full letter.

To learn more about the USMCA and AEM’s leading voice for a strong trade deal, email AEM’s Alex Russ at

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