The IP Export Story When it comes to exports, International Paper has a great story to tell. In 2018, IP exported nearly 28% of the products we manufactured in the U.S. to markets in Latin America, Asia and Europe. IP imported into the U.S. less than 0.01% of the products we manufactured outside the U.S. Approximately 9,000 IP U.S. based jobs are linked to exports and thousands of small and medium supplier companies also linked to trade.
US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) International Paper supports the USMCA because it retains open markets to export IP goods and those of our customers and includes strong support for sustainable forest management in the agreement’s environment chapter.
- Market Access: the USMCA maintains the regional integration of the North American market and preserves zero tariffs on industrial products, including pulp, paper and wood products for trade within North America. This is significant because Mexico is the second largest export market and Canada is the eleventh largest export market by sales for International Paper. Mexico and Canada represent nearly 45% of the pulp and paper industry’s total exports.
- Combating Illegal-logging: As the largest consumer of wood fiber in the world, International Paper has a financial and reputational interest in keeping illegal wood out of the global supply chain. The USMCA includes strong language to combat illegal logging and associated trade and Chapter 24 commits the three countries to promote trade in legally-harvested forest products. This is unprecedented in any trade agreement.
USMCA Issue Paper