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ISRI Applauds Progress on U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement

(Washington, DC)- The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) applauds the announced decision to move forward on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“ISRI welcomes the progress made between the Trump Administration and the House of Representatives as they take proactive next steps necessary to the passage of USMCA,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “We support the swift movement toward the passage of USMCA, as it supports more than 160,000 U.S. recycling industry jobs dependent on trade.”

The USMCA will benefit the recycling industry in a number of ways, including the support of strong trade exceeding $7.7 billion, maintaining tariff-free access for scrap commodities exported into Mexico, improved and accelerated customs clearances, indirect recognition of ISRI Specifications as industry standards, and the creation of demand through auto rules of origin.

We look forward to continued communication with Congress and the Administration as they work to approve USMCA.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.

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