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MEMA and Members of Congress Urge USMCA Entry into Force Delay

Date: April 13, 2020

Representatives Haley Stevens (D-Mich.), Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Jim Baird (R-Ind.) led an important and timely letter sent late Friday from 31 Members of Congress urging a delay in the USMCA entry into force of the complex auto rule of origin provisions.  A press release announcing the letter as well as the actual letter follow below.  MEMA President and CEO Bill Long was quoted in the release saying:

“MEMA applauds the leadership of Representatives Haley Stevens, Jackie Walorksi, Terri Sewell and Jim Baird in urging delay of the entry into force of the complex USMCA auto rule of origin provisions.  They understand that without delay or a compromise on implementation, the motor vehicle parts sector will face another severe economic challenge at a time when a global pandemic has shut down our industry in North America. On behalf of the industry, we also thank the other 27 Members who joined in this effort.”

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