The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement today, attributed to Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA, after congressional leaders indicated that a deal may have been reached between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, known as the USMCA.
“Consistent trade with two of our closest allies is of the utmost importance for the household and commercial products industry and its members. This is a step in the right direction, providing a clear path forward for trade throughout the continent. Reliable trade with Canada and Mexico provides manufacturers with the certainty to help calm American markets and stabilize growing concern on international trade.
HCPA member companies contribute $180 billion annually to the economy and support 200,000 direct jobs by manufacturing products that keep American homes and workplaces clean. Many of these products rely significantly on aerosol technology, which use aluminum or steel.
We expect that this agreement will be accompanied by an elimination of tariffs on imports from Canada and Mexico, and hope the Administration moves closer to resolving its trade differences with all other trading partners.”