USMCA Rush Amid Pandemic Adds to Concern

Date: March 23, 2020
Source: Automotive News

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in a statement signed by four other automotive industry groups, is urging the Trump administration to walk back on its proposal to set the entry-into-force date for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to June 1. Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs at MEMA, said that the date doesn’t give motor vehicle parts manufacturers enough time to adjust, and that the administration should set the date to Jan. 1, 2021 instead.

"We wanted to ensure that there's more manufacturing going on in the U.S.," Wilson said. "And this, indeed, may actually slam the door in the face of that opportunity."

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