Canada and the United States have a special bond, forged by shared geography, values, and interests, as well as multi-layered economic ties. Our two countries share one of the largest trading relationships in the world, with over $1 trillion in bilateral trade in goods and services in 2021. The trade and investment relationships is built upon long-standing, bi-national supply chains.
Many Canadians and Americans have family and friends on either side of the border. It is estimated that nearly 400,000 people cross the Canada-U.S. border each day (pre-pandemic). About twenty percent of Canada’s gross domestic product comes from goods exported to the U.S., while Canada is the top export destination for 35 U.S. states.
The North American vocational truck industry is a good example of the interconnected nature of the two economies. Each day, companies of all sizes in the work truck industry are moving people, parts, and products across the border in both directions. Many have operations in both countries. Strong North American integration helps companies compete in the global marketplace.
NTEA plays a pivotal role in educating decision-makers about the North American work truck industry and advocating for harmonized standards between the United States and Canada. Both governments have been open to hearing work truck industry interests and concerns.
Key policy areas where NTEA advocates for harmonization and alignment include motor vehicle safety, vehicle and engine greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations, effective implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other trade and investment agreements, tax, and border policies and procedures. View resources.
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
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The USMCA is a mutually beneficial win for North American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses. The Agreement is creating more balanced, reciprocal trade supporting high-paying jobs for Americans and grow the North American economy. Learn more about how USMCA impacts the work truck industry.
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