Washington, D.C.– Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on today’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“The private freight railroad industry congratulates leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States for signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today, an important step in preserving free trade across North America. The seamless movement of goods between our nations – via private railroads, as well as trucks – makes our economies stronger and more competitive. The U.S. Congress should work to quickly ratify the modernized accord to provide market certainty and stimulate further investment in industry and workers.”