The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, tabled a motion bringing Canada closer to an updated North American free trade agreement with the Canada, U.S., Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds this effort to provide clarity for Canadian businesses and exporters.

“Canada’s forest products sector contributes over $73 billion annually to the national economy and exports to 177 countries,” noted Derek Nighbor, president and CEO of FPAC. “Canada is globally recognized as a responsible supplier of forest products and the responsible way in which we manage our forests is very much a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. FPAC strongly supports the government’s commitment to free trade and to the swift ratification of CUSMA so that we can continue to deliver economic opportunities to Canadians.”