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- USMCA Will Secure North American Supply Chain and Ensure Business Certainty for the Mining Industry
December 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, applauding the announced deal to proceed with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
“The U.S. mining industry exports more than $40 billion in metals, minerals, coal and related products to Canada and Mexico each year, so there is a strong commercial partnership that exists among our countries – one that will be bolstered by this agreement,” said Mr. Nolan. “In addition, while our members are committed to their long-term investments in the United States and continue to pursue opportunities here given our rich and abundant reserves, many also invest in Mexico and Canada. Ensuring secure and reliable supply chains across these shared borders is a win not just for mining, but for our manufacturing, technology, energy and defense industries, and all who care about business certainty in North America. While we believe there are ways that future trade agreements can be further strengthened to better reflect the unique realities and associated concerns of the mining sector, we applaud the administration and Congress for moving forward on this important issue.”
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