The Data Coalition issued the following statement from CEO Nick Hart following the President’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) on January 29, 2020:
Building on the OPEN Government Data Act’s new legal requirements for federal agencies to develop and promote open data, the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal signed by the President contains expectations about producing and sharing open government data. The Data Coalition applauds the recognition that government contributions to open data promote competitiveness and innovation in the country’s economy. With a renewed bipartisan endorsement of open data by Congress and the President, federal agencies must be well positioned to prioritize implementation of these expectations in conjunction with the Federal Data Strategy and new agency Chief Data Officers. The Data Coalition members look forward to working with federal agencies to support and execute open data initiatives that benefit the American economy.
The full text of the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement can be found here.