4/26/19 • Trade

Corn Refiners Association Statement on International Trade Commission Report

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in reaction to the recent U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) report on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association, commented:

“The recent USITC report on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement demonstrates that this agreement is a winner for U.S. consumers and jobs. One in four American manufacturing jobs are related to agriculture, and they are counting on Congress to approve this important agreement.”

USMCA, once implemented, will strengthen the U.S. farm and agriculture economy and further support and secure vital market access for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses.


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.