State Lawmakers Champion Trade at Ports

Since 2016, The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has imposed restrictions on Michigan’s ports, adversely impacting the state’s economy and trade practices. To bounce back from the effects of COVID-19 and increase trade at the Port of Monroe, Michigan’s state senators have adopted a resolution calling for equitable treatment among ports that handle imported and exported cargo. State Senator Stephanie Chang stated, “As our economy works to rebound from the COVID019 pandemic, this harmful restriction must be removed, and our ports ought to be treated like others in the nation.”

This resolution allows more ships to pass through the Port of Monroe, thus bolstering the job market, lowering costs for local Michigan business and consumers and repositioning the port as a fierce competitor in the industry. Its benefits also reach beyond just the Port of Monroe, brining opportunities for other ports in Southeast Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes State, ensuring Michigan stays a hub for international commerce.

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