U.S., Canadian and Mexican Business Leaders Welcome Recent Meetings Between President Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau and President López Obrador

March 9, 2021

Washington - Business Roundtable, the Business Council of Canada and the Mexican Business Council released the following statement:

“Business Roundtable, the Business Council of Canada and the Mexican Business Council welcome President Biden’s recent meetings with Prime Minister Trudeau and with President López Obrador, as well as Cabinet-level meetings, that all demonstrate a shared commitment to North American cooperation.
“We fully support our countries working together to defeat the pandemic, create jobs, accelerate economic recovery, enhance our regional competitiveness, improve supply chain resilience and tackle climate change. And we urge full implementation and compliance with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that was enacted with broad political and stakeholder support and can anchor these cooperative North American efforts.  
“We are also encouraged by the effort to relaunch the North American Leaders Summit, which reflects our Leaders’ dedication to the trilateral partnership. We look forward to partnering with our governments to help North America emerge stronger and more resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

Business Roundtable: Business Roundtable CEOs lead America’s largest companies, employing 20 million workers. Their companies’ total value, over $20 trillion, accounts for approximately half of the value of all publicly-traded companies in the United States. They spend and invest over $7 trillion a year, helping sustain and grow tens of thousands of communities and millions of medium- and small-sized businesses.

Business Council of Canada: Founded in 1976, the Business Council of Canada is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing business leaders in every region and sector of the country. The Council’s member companies employ 1.7 million Canadians, contribute the largest share of federal corporate taxes, and are responsible for most of Canada’s exports, corporate philanthropy, and private-sector investments in research and development. Through supply chain partnerships, service contracts and mentoring programs, Business Council members support many hundreds of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in communities of all sizes, in every part of Canada.

Consejo Mexicano de Negocios: The Mexican Business Council is a civil association founded in 1962 and is made up of 59 Mexican business leaders committed to promoting the social welfare and economic development of Mexico. For more than 50 years, the Council has maintained an open and continuous dialogue with representatives of the government, civil society, academia, and other business organizations, to work together for the benefit of Mexico. Its purpose is to promote the prosperity of Mexico to build a fair, free and inclusive country. CMN companies operate in more than 80 countries, employ more than 2 million people and invest more than 30 billion USD globally each year.