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NEMA Welcomes Senate Approval of USMCA Legislation

01/16/2020 1:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

​​The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today welcomed passage by the United States Senate in an 89-10 vote of legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

 ​"USMCA provides greater certainty for NEMA Members working with partners in Mexico and Canada and contains many positive provisions for the U.S. electroindustry in the areas of market access, Standards and conformity assessment, and regulatory cooperation," said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff.

"We look forward to the President's signature and to working with the Administration, Congress, and our North American counterpart associations on the successful implementation of this important agreement," Cosgriff added. ​

Negotiations for the new trade agreement concluded in October 2018. In early December 2019, additional USMCA commitments were agreed by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, enabling timely consideration and passage of implementing legislation by Congress. The date of entry into force of USMCA is to be determined.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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