WASHINGTON (May 23) — Joe Crowley, honorary co-chairman of Pass USMCA Coalition, spoke today at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event titled, “Why USMCA is good for the innovative economies of North America.” The event included a panel discussion about the importance of the IP provisions in the recently-negotiated agreement.
“We should be very motivated to push USMCA across the finish line,” said Crowley. “All around — from a geopolitical standpoint, to an economic standpoint, to worker’s rights, the environment, and the IP that we value — USMCA is a major win for America.”
Pass USMCA Coalition member and Canadian American Business Council CEO, Scotty Greenwood, also spoke at the event.
“The hard work has been done,” said Greenwood. “Congress has before it a 21st century trade deal that protects innovation. Lawmakers should waste no time passing it.”
Both Crowley and Greenwood were joined by Macdonald-Laurier Institute Munk Senior Fellow Richard Owens, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley, and Fundación IDEA President Alberto Saracho. Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center, moderated the discussion.
You can watch the event in its entirety here: https://www.uschamber.com/
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.
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