5/17/19 • TradeUSMCA | NAFTA

Corn Refiners Association Statement on Steel & Aluminum Tariff Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in reaction to the announcement of a new agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to remove American tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association, commented:

“This agreement represents a key step toward approval and ratification of the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will greatly benefit American farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness. We commend the efforts of President Trump toward overcoming this roadblock in negotiations, and strongly urge Congress to swiftly ratify the USMCA trade agreement.”

One in four American manufacturing jobs are related to agriculture, and 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.