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  • December 24, 2018

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has announced its agreement with the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will build on the progress of the former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Over the past year, the AFIA has worked through coalitions to encourage a renegotiated NAFTA that preserved duty-free market access, addressed sanitary and phytosanitary issues, implemented science-based regulations and regulatory cooperation, and addressed Canada’s unfair feed registration requirements. The US animal food manufacturing industry depends on the free-trade access it enjoys with Canada and Mexico, which has allowed exports of feed ingredients and pet food to more than triple since NAFTA’s implementation, growing from roughly $669 million in 1993 to over $3.1 billion today, according to the organization. AFIA, Arlington, VA, represents the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of the US animal feed industry and its suppliers.