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Cargill Statement on USMCA

March 15, 2019

Cargill supports passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in order to preserve the mutual market access that has transformed North America into one of the world’s most robust and successful trade zones.

“For nearly 25 years, the economic integration of the United States, Mexico and Canada has helped to ensure the prosperity of farmers and businesses in all three nations,” said Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Cargill Corporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs. “We look forward to working with Congress to pass the USMCA, and thereby take a major step toward bringing back the confidence of trade flows between these critical trading partners.”

As a steadfast champion of open trade, Cargill also supports immediately lifting the Section 232 national security tariffs and quotas imposed on aluminum and steel, which have incited other countries to retaliate in kind against U.S. exports. Cargill believes that maintaining these trade barriers will only prolong the harm they impose on U.S. farmers and manufacturers, and continue to drive longtime buyers of U.S. commodities and products to seek other sources of supply.