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Business Council of NYS urges congress to pass USMCA

The new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada was signed by President Trump, the president of Mexico, and the Prime Minister of Canada last November, but it has still not been ratified.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 6:25 PM

The new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada was signed by President Trump, the president of Mexico, and the Prime Minister of Canada last November, but it has still not been ratified.

Now, an organization here in New York State is urging members of congress to vote on it and pass it.

The Business Council of New York State says the new agreement, called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement' or USMCA would be beneficial to small and large businesses alike across New York State.

The agreement covers a wide range of topics, including agricultural production, manufactured products and labor conditions.

"We as an organization are pushing it for several reasons, one, we heard from our business members were saying that this is a great deal for them especially those that are on the board or on Plattsburgh, out in Watertown, in Buffalo, right on the Canadian border that really get imports and exports and really rely on that business," Patrick Bailey, Director Of Communications for the Business Council of New York State said.

Congressman Anthony Brindisi says he supports the USMCA and would vote for it if and when it does come up for a vote.

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