Fast Facts: Social Media Toolkit

Thank you for being a member of the USMCA Coalition. This toolkit includes suggested content for use on your social media platforms, primarily Facebook & Twitter. Please customize the text and links as you see fit. When posting, please also be sure to use the hashtag #USMCAnow.

About the Coalition: The USMCA Coalition is a group of U.S. companies and associations working to secure congressional approval of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).The USMCA preserves and strengthens the benefits of North American trade for American workers, farmers, businesses, and consumers.

Coalition Website: https://www.usmcacoalition.org

Coalition Twitter Handle: @USMCACoalition

Fast Facts One Pager:https://www.usmcacoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/023607_INTL-USMCA-Coalition_Onepager_final.pdf

Social Media Images (sized for Facebook and Twitter): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0zdzk8szuda8sil/AACbn3bxA2Kb467Yxq11MY7Wa?dl=0

Hashtag:
#USMCAnow

 


For July 10 Social Media Outreach Day:

Text: Passage of USMCA is important to American farmers, businesses, workers and consumers. We’re tweeting today to encourage Congress and the Administration to work together to get this crucial agreement across the finish line. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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American Jobs

Text: Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. states count Canada or Mexico as one of their top three merchandise export markets. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Export Growth

Text 1: U.S. goods exports to Canada and Mexico account for about 40% of the growth in overall U.S. goods exports in dollar terms. #USMCAnow

Text 2: #USMCA will support American export growth by maintaining or improving market access in Canada and Mexico. #USMCAnow

 Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Manufacturing

Text 1: U.S.-manufactured goods exports to Canada and Mexico support the jobs of more than 2 million men and women at more than 43,000 manufacturing firms across the United States. #USMCAnow

Text 2: 38 out of 42 U.S. manufacturing sectors and 46 out of 50 states count Canada or Mexico as their first- or second-largest foreign purchasers. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Agriculture

Text 1: Canada and Mexico are the two top markets for U.S. grains, dairy products, meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Nearly one-third of U.S. agricultural exports went to our North American neighbors in 2017. #USMCAnow

Text 2: In 2017, the U.S. exported $39 billion of agricultural goods to Mexico and Canada, according to the @farmbureau. #USMCAnow

Text 3: American farmers and ranchers have praised USMCA for its outstanding market access and modern, science-based sanitary and phytosanitary standards that are the strongest achieved in any trade agreement. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Text 4: US #petfood makers export across North America using American-produced ingredients. Tariff-free trade to Mexico and Canada helps all of U.S. food & agriculture. #USMCAnow

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Service Economy

Text 1: U.S. services exports to Canada and Mexico tripled from $27 billion in 1993 to $91 billion in 2017, but America’s highly competitive business services sector—including firms in such fields as audiovisual, software, architecture, accounting, engineering and project management, banking, insurance, and many more—continues to enjoy exceptional export growth. #USMCAnow

Text 2: America’s highly competitive business services sector enjoys an exceptional export relationship with Canada and Mexico. U.S. services exports to our North American neighbors topped $91 billion in 2017. #USMCAnow

Text 3: The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of services. In fact, the U.S. had a $32.8 billion trade surplus in services with Canada and Mexico in 2017. Trade agreements like USMCA are important to maintaining this crucial relationship. #USMCAnow

Text 4: For the first time in any U.S. trade agreement, USMCA prohibits local data storage requirements for financial services companies – setting a strong precedent in today’s digital economy. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Small Business

Text 1: Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises, more than 120,000 of which sell their goods and services in our two North American neighbors.  #USMCAnow

Text 2: Did you know that when an American small business starts exporting, it’s almost always to Canada or Mexico? #USMCAnow

Text 3: USMCA will benefit small businesses across America. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Intellectual Property

Text: USMCA will help American innovators by protecting their intellectual property, including the full range of patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs, and trade secrets as well as strong enforcement tools to guard against counterfeiting and piracy. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Digital Economy

Text 1: USMCA will spur further growth in America’s digital economy for the benefit of businesses in all sectors. Among other benefits, the agreement guarantees the freedom to move data across borders and prohibits the forced localization of data. #USMCAnow

Text 2: Living in an increasingly digital world, it’s important for both large and small companies to be able to move data securely and seamlessly across borders. USMCA contains strong rules on digital trade that will help facilitate that movement. #USMCAnow

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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Tariffs, Customs, SOEs, Enforcement

Text: 1 USMCA maintains tariff-free access to the Mexican market for all U.S. goods exports. For Canada, it maintains the current tariff-free access for nearly all U.S. products and eliminates some remaining barriers facing U.S. dairy and poultry exports. #USMCAnow

Text 2: USMCA includes strong rules against so-called “non-tariff barriers” that discriminate against U.S. exports while promoting regulatory compatibility and regulatory best practices. #USMCAnow

Text 3: USMCA will modernize customs procedures by providing for advanced rulings, simplified entry, risk management, single window, e-signatures, and self-certification of origin. #USMCAnow

Text 4: USMCA will ensure that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) do not distort competition in the marketplace by guaranteeing regulatory impartiality and requiring that SOE decisions are commercially motivated. #USMCAnow

Text 5: Since the U.S., Canada and Mexico entered into #NAFTA in 1994, all three countries have seen dramatic increases in trade and job growth. Now, 1/3 of all U.S. merchandise exports now goes to Canada or Mexico. American exporters need #USMCAnow.

Link: www.USMCACoalition.org

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