USA: USGC says new U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement preserves market access

The U.S. Grain Counil (USGC) said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) outlines terms of trade between the U.S. grains industry and its two largest customers that would preserve duty-free access to those markets and offer improvements to the procedures necessary for the free flow of trade. USGC said the agreement kept what they described as “favorable trade terms that helped build a deeply integrated and growing supply value chain for U.S. grains and livestock.”

“The agreement adds positive measures related to rapid response for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) challenges, calls for increased transparency and science-based SPS measures in accordance international standards and specifically addresses agricultural biotechnology, including new breeding methods and gene editing,” USGC added.