American manufacturing jobs rely on certainty in the North American market, the biggest U.S. export market in the world. Manufacturers support the USMCA because it gives the needed certainty while protecting the 2 million jobs that are dependent on exports to our North American trading partners. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the nation, supports the quick consideration and implementation of the USMCA.
The USMCA will prevent Mexico from undercutting American manufacturing workers—under the agreement, 40-50% of auto content must be made by higher-earning workers, earning at least $16 per hour.
This requirement will prevent manufacturing jobs from being outsourced to Mexico for cheaper labor.
The USMCA will modernize NAFTA to open up additional access for manufactured goods.
BY MAINTAINING FREE TRADE WITH MEXICO AND CANADA, THE USMCA WILL SUPPORT MORE THAN
EXPORT TO CANADA AND MEXICO–AND 94% OF THOSE ARE SMALL OR MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES.
EITHER CANADA OR MEXICO IS THE NUMBER ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY PURCHASER FOR A SIGNIFICANT MAJORITY OF MANUFACTURING SECTORS–