API Applauds Trilateral Trade Agreement Between Canada, Mexico, And the United States

October 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2018 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that Canada has joined an agreement with the United States and Mexico to form the United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement (USMCA):

We urge Congress to approve the USMCA,” said API President and CEO Mike Sommers. “Having Canada as a trading partner and a party to this agreement is critical for North American energy security and U.S. consumers. Retaining a trade agreement for North America will help ensure the U.S. energy revolution continues into the future.”

Key provisions of the agreement related to the U.S. natural gas and oil industry include: continued market access for U.S. natural gas and oil products, and investments in Canada and Mexico; continued zero tariffs on natural gas and oil products; investment protections to which all countries commit and the eligibility for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) for U.S. natural gas and oil companies investing in Mexico; requirement that Mexico retain at least current level of openness to U.S. energy investment; additional flexibility allowing U.S. customs authorities to accept alternative documentation to certify that natural gas and oil have originated in Canada or Mexico upon entering the U.S...

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