WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Corn Refiners Association announces its support for the swift passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association, commented:
“Mexico and Canada are the two largest export markets for refined corn products, averaging over $900 million in shipments per year. CRA is pleased that the USMCA maintains the zero tariffs that were originally achieved for corn wet milled products under NAFTA, as well as the expansion and improvements to critical text concerning sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, good regulatory practices, customs procedures, and cooperation on biotechnology.
CRA looks forward to Congress’ swift approval of this trade deal, under which farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses will continue to prosper through strong trade relationships with our neighbors in Mexico and Canada. USMCA’s importance to American agriculture is key to our overall economy. One in five American jobs are related to American agriculture.”
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.