SBE Council’s Statement on U.S.-Mexico Agreement and Suspension of Tariffs

By at 8 June, 2019, 8:12 am



Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released the following statement in response to the announcement that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement on border control and migration issues, and the tariffs will not go into effect on June 10.

“Small businesses are pleased that an agreement has been reached between the U.S. and Mexico on actions that will be taken to address border control and migration issues.  The U.S. Congress must also step up, stop pointing blame, and advance a long overdue immigration reform package. The system is horribly broken and outdated.

“A timely and appropriate sequel to the U.S.-Mexico joint commitment is for Congress to support passage of USMCA.  This is a critical trade agreement for entrepreneurs and small businesses. USMCA lowers trade barriers and costs, improves trade facilitation, strengthens IP protections, and promotes digital trade and ecommerce. Every member of Congress needs to support America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses by supporting USMCA’s passage.”


Karen Kerrigan


SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil


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