TFI Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement


April 26, 2019

The Fertilizer Institute supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is currently waiting Congressional approval. TFI's President and CEO Chris Jahn issued the following statement:

"The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) report released this week is a reminder of the positive impact the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will have on globally traded products such as fertilizer. The fertilizer industry again thanks President Trump and members of his Administration for their pursuit of free and fair trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

"By retaining zero tariffs on fertilizer, maintaining anti-dumping/countervailing duty dispute resolution processes, and modernizing customs procedures, USMCA promotes a level playing field in North American markets.    

"Canada and Mexico combined are a $39 billion market for U.S. agricultural products and this agreement sets the stage for further growing this important trading relationship.  We urge Congress to move expeditiously to review and approve the USMCA."