WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC President & CEO, released the statement below following the deal reached today between the Administration and House Democrats on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
“The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates the bipartisan agreement announced today between the White House and Democratic Leadership in the House of Representatives. This is great news for America’s small businesses and for our trade relationship with our largest trading partners, Canada and Mexico.
The provisions included in the agreement will help strengthen businesses in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and help our 4.37 million Hispanic businesses across the country grow by establishing a new, modernized trade agreement while providing certainty on trade with our two largest trading partners.
We have met with leaders of the Administration and USMCA negotiators and would like to thank them for their work towards today’s trade deal and encourage Congress to ratify USMCA swiftly for the benefit of our small business members across the country.”
The USHCC has been a strong advocate for trade throughout its 40-year history, having played a major role in passing the North American Free Trade Agreement, and has weighed in strongly again in advocating for USMCA with our network of 250 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce across the country. Today, the USHCC continues to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle on behalf of our nation’s 60 million Latinas and Latinos, who generate $2.3 trillion annually to America’s Gross Domestic Product.
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About the USHCC
The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.