COA Letter to President Trump Regarding the USMCA

Council of the Americas and its more than 220 member corporations strongly support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

January 23, 2019

The Honorable Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President: 

The Council of the Americas and our more than 220 member corporations strongly support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that you and your team have concluded.  

This agreement, once implemented, will strengthen the U.S. economy and support our national interests.  We look forward to working with you and Congress to ensure its passage at the earliest possible time and a seamless transition from NAFTA to USMCA.  

Council of the Americas is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to democracy, open markets, and the rule of law throughout the Western Hemisphere.  Our membership includes a broad spectrum of leading companies in a variety of sectors, including banking and finance, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.  

Since our founding over 50 years ago by the late David Rockefeller, we have been strong advocates for a robust, economically strong North America as a pillar of U.S. competitiveness.  Today, this is true more than ever.

Please count on us to work with you in support of a strengthened trade agenda for North America and the broader Western Hemisphere. 


Andres Gluski
Chairman and CEO, AES Corporation and Chairman, Council of the Americas

Chris Padilla
Vice President of Governmental Programs,
IBM Corporation and Co-Chair, Trade Advisory Group, Council of the Americas

Cc: The Vice President
The Secretary of State
The Secretary of Commerce
The Secretary of Homeland Security
The U.S. Trade Representative
The National Security Advisor
The Acting Chief of Staff 

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