Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration sent a notice to Congress of its intent to sign an updated trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and possibly Canada. “The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) strongly supports a trilateral agreement to modernize the way trade is conducted in North America. We urge the three governments to quickly conclude talks for an agreement that represents 21st century standards, expands economic growth and promotes the production and use of domestic steel in the region.” said SMA President Philip K. Bell.
“We applaud Ambassador Lighthizer and his team, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland, and Mexican Secretary of Economy Guajardo for their hard work thus far. The SMA stands ready to assist the Administration with the completion and implementation of this agreement.”
SMA is the primary trade association for electric arc furnace (EAF) steel producers. EAFs account for almost seventy percent of total domestic steel production. SMA’s 27 producer member companies have operations in Canada, Mexico, 43 U.S. states and 115 congressional districts. For more information visit SMA’s website atwww.steelnet.org or our Facebook page.