CANASA, SIA and ALAS Form Coalition Urging USMCA Approval

CANASA has joined with SIA – - and ALAS – – in a coalition to urge the U.S. Congress to approve the U.S. - Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The USMCA will benefit the North American security industry and open new opportunities for existing and emerging markets.

In a September 9th letter to the U.S. Congress, the trilateral coalition highlighted the growth and change in the security industry and the renegotiated policy’s updates to reflect the current state of the market. Legislatures from Canada and Mexico have already voted in favor of ratification of the USMCA.

“The Canadian government has supported officially the USMCA as a positive trade agreement between our three countries for some time”, said Patrick Straw, executive director of CANASA.

SIA CEO Don Erickson added that the “security industry in North America is undergoing substantial growth, a robust workforce and a strong international business climate and is poised to meet the high demand for security in our countries”.

The 3 associations collectively represent over 2,500 security and security-related companies with business operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

CANASA – – the leading security association in Canada

SIA – - the leading trade association for global security solution providers

ALAS – – the main association in the security industry representing Latin America