On behalf of the food industry, FMI's Vice President of Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development, Andy Harig, offered the following statement on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Harig said:

“The implementation of the USMCA marks the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade relations. The USMCA updates and builds on the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), bringing it into the 21st century.  It secures existing supply chains, promotes economic growth and job creation, and modernizes a number of provisions to reflect current business models and approaches. As we continue to navigate new economic challenges, the USMCA is more critical than ever to the recovery and resiliency of the food supply chain.” 

“FMI thanks the Trump Administration, Ambassador Lighthizer, and House and Senate leadership for their work to secure more jobs, provide stronger labor protections, expand market access, and create new opportunities for the food supply chain.”