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July 1, 2020 3:07pm

GLI-backed USMCA trade deal goes into effect today

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, goes into effect today. This major international trade deal has been a top priority for GLI because of the importance of trade to Greater Louisville’s regional economy. As a manufacturing and logistics hub, access to international markets and certainty for businesses when it comes to material sourcing and global sales and distribution are vital to economic growth and businesses in our region.

USMCA received final passage by Congress and President Trump’s signature earlier this year. Throughout 2019, GLI aggressively advocated for passage of USMCA through letters, direct meetings with lawmakers, and making it a key focal points of GLI’s 2019 D.C. Fly In. Read the stories below for a quick recap.

GLI continues to advocate for policies that promote open, free, and fair trade with other countries and opposes the imposition of tariffs or any approach to international trade that could bring harm to Greater Louisville businesses, or limit access to global markets and disrupt supply chains. Read more about GLI’s approach to international trade policy in the 2020-2021 Federal Agenda.