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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin in The Hill on US-Mexico-Canada trade pact

US-Mexico-Canada trade pact: A necessity in fragile global economy

BY MARIA FERNANDA PEREZ ARGUELLO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/16/19 08:30 AM EDT 65THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

Rachel Michelin, president and CEO of the California Retailers Association, noted in an op-ed that USMCA’s ability to balance the preservation of successful NAFTA elements, while establishing new rules on digital commerce and cross-border data sharing, is crucial for American small and medium enterprises (SMEs) searching for a foothold in globally competitive markets. The USMCA is the first U.S. free-trade agreement with chapters dedicated to digital trade, anti-corruption and upgraded regulatory practices.

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