The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) has joined with more than 200 companies and associations, representing manufacturers, service providers, technology companies, farmers and ranchers to advocate for prompt congressional approval of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The SMA actively supports the USMCA, modernising trade rules for 21st century steelmakers in North America.

Philip K Bell, president of the SMA, commented: “We look forward to working with members of the USMCA coalition to support passage of the innovative new agreement. As written, USMCA improves fair and free trade for the steel industry, our supply chain, workers, and the US economy.”

According to the SMA, advocacy efforts for the USMCA coalition will span over the coming weeks and months with the goal of encouraging Congress to act expeditiously in the passage of the agreement. Additionally, the coalition will work to educate the American public about the benefits of the new deal.