January 17, 2020
California Fresh Fruit Association Applauds Passage of USMCA Agreement
The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) applauds the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) out of the Senate today in an 89-10 vote.
The USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement and enhance the movement of food products between the countries.
CFFA believes this new agreement will benefit California farmers by improving market access in Mexico and Canada. USMCA will build upon the existing trading relationship between the three countries and allows for continued economic growth.
CFFA President Ian LeMay stated, “Mexico and Canada have been vital trade partners over the years for our growers and shippers and the passage of USMCA out of the Senate today comes to the delight of the California fresh fruit industry. Our members look forward to continuing to provide the freshest fruit to consumers around the world.”
The Association applauds the work of the Administration and our California delegation for their support of USMCA, specifically, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congressmen Kevin McCarthy, Congressman Jim Costa, Congressman Devin Nunes, Congressman TJ Cox, Congressman Josh Harder and Congressman Jimmy Panetta.