(Washington, DC, October 1) — The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) welcomes the announcement by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer of the completion of talks on the new trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada (the USMCA).  It is a significant achievement.  We appreciate the hard work of the US negotiators in securing a trilateral agreement to benefit US industry, manufacturers, farmers, and workers.
CSUSTL will support the US government in its effective implementation of the agreement.  We look forward to reviewing the details of the accord and working with the Administration in ensuring the effective enforcement of US trade laws and the provisions of the USMCA.  Chapter 19 was abolished in the previously announced US/Mexico agreement, but was reinserted into the final USMCA.
CSUSTL continues to support ending the Chapter 19 process.  Also, for US agricultural groups, tools are needed to help perishable agricultural producers to be able to effectively use the trade laws with these countries.  CSUSTL urges the US government to address these problems.
The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) is an organization of companies, trade associations, labor unions, law firms and individuals committed to preserving and enhancing U.S. trade laws and supporting trade policies that benefit the United States-based productive economy.  CSUSTL’s members span multiple sectors, including manufacturing, technology, agriculture, mining, energy, and services.  We are dedicated to ensuring that the laws against unfair trade are not weakened through legislation or policy decisions in Washington, DC, in international negotiations, or through dispute settlement at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and elsewhere.
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