RILA Statement on USMCA Trade Deal Signing

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Brian Dodge issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada:

“Leading retailers congratulate the President and Congress on the trade deal agreed to by the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The certainty this newly negotiated deal brings will allow retailers to invest, plan for the future, create jobs, and provide their customers with the widest possible selection of affordable and quality products. This deal is particularly important to grocers who rely heavily on trade with Mexico to supply affordable produce to American families, and its enactment will ensure those trade relationships continue.”


RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

  • International Trade
  • Supporting Free Markets and Fostering Innovation

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