Renewed NAFTA Important First Step for Ontario’s Business CommunityOctober 1, 2018
(Toronto, October 1, 2018) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
“With $389 billion in annual trade at stake between Ontario and the US, the USMCA is a welcome announcement for the province’s business community. And while this trade agreement is an important first step, there is still more work to be done to ensure a prosperous future for Ontario where we are able to compete on the global stage.
“We are committed to advocating on behalf of our 60,000 members for a more competitive economy. We must continue to protect our province against future tariffs as well as focus our efforts on streamlining regulation, diversifying our trading markets, and creating a competitive economy that connects workers to good jobs.
“Continued trade partnerships between our three jurisdictions benefit all parties involved by driving economic growth, enhancing efficiency, and increasing competitiveness. We have been diligently working with our Chamber Network, US State Chambers and the Government of Ontario in support of free trade.
“We applaud Canada’s entire negotiating team for delivering a trilateral trade agreement. When it comes to trade, we all play for Canada”
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For more information please contact:
Ceara Copps – Edwards
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.