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National Restaurant Association

Group to advocate for congressional approval of trade agreement

Mar. 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Last week, the National Restaurant Association joined more than 200 companies and associations representing farmers and ranchers, manufacturers, service providers, and technology companies to announce the launch of the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate for congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The coalition will make the case for passage of the agreement to members of Congress and work to educate our members and the American public about the benefits of the new deal.

“The restaurant industry depends on global supply chains and international trade to provide meals to millions of customers daily. USMCA will strengthen trade ties with Canada and Mexico, our largest suppliers of agricultural products, preventing food shortages and higher food costs for our nation’s restaurants,” said Laura Abshire, Director of Food and Sustainability Policy. “We are pleased that USMCA maintains zero tariffs for food and agricultural products, increases agricultural market access, and ultimately provides market certainty for our members and suppliers.”

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