Pass USMCA Applauds Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Mexico and Canada

WASHINGTON (May 21) — Today, the Pass USMCA Coalition, an alliance advocating for swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada.


“The Pass USMCA Coalition applauds the Administration for working with our North American neighbors to lift the Section 232 tariffs,” said Pass USMCA Honorary Co-Chairman Gary Locke.


“The removal of these tariffs solidifies the bond between the United States, Mexico, and Canada,” added Pass USMCA Honorary Co-Chairman, Joe Crowley. “Swift ratification of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement will further strengthen these ties — and set a global standard for fair and reciprocal trade relationships.”


“Removing the steel and aluminum tariffs clears the way for Congress to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” said former Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen, honorary co-chairman of the Coalition. “This updated and modernized trade agreement will produce strong wins for American workers and our economy. Our coalition stands ready to work with Congress and the administration to take this landmark agreement, as signed by all three countries, over the finish line.”


“The deal itself shouldn’t be re-opened and re-negotiated,” said Rick Dearborn, executive director of the Pass USMCA Coalition. “With the tariffs removed — and with Mexico’s positive labor reforms now passed — the main hurdles to passage have been eliminated. It’s now time for Congress to move forward with this deal.”


About Pass USMCA: The Pass USMCA Coalition is a group of trade associations and businesses advocating for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement. The provisions outlined in USMCA will defend American jobs, cultivate innovation, and encourage business development, spurring growth for local, state, and national economies.


Emily Troisi
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