CME calls for Reciprocity in Government Procurement Practices

OTTAWA (July 16, 2019) — Dennis Darby, President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)  issued today the following statement with regards to Buy America (n): 

“Manufacturers call on the federal government to protect their integrated manufacturing supply chains and, their ability to trade fairly with their US partners by making reciprocity in government procurement a fundamental principle of our trade practices. Canadian manufacturers are free-traders and require a level-playing field to compete, and generate prosperity and jobs.

86% of manufactured goods Canada exports to the US are not finished goods but, components assembled as part of the North American supply chain. CME has long supported a North American approach as the most effective way to protect our integrated markets from illegal trade practices, such as dumping. We urge the US and Canadian governments to work together to ensure our businesses can compete in a fair market.”


Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports. 


Stefi Proulx
Director of Communications
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
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