Mexico City – Officials Economic policy in North America It met on Thursday, July 6, in the Mexican Caribbean to mark the third anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC)which occurs in the middle of a long period Energy dispute It remains unresolved and the conflict is over Genetically modified corn Who threatens to escalate to the committee.
Raquel BuenrostroMinister of Economy of Mexico. Catherine TaiUS Trade Representative, and Mary NgThe Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development of Canada held bilateral meetings in the context of the third T-MEC meeting in Cancun, Mexico.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Ng highlighted the importance of the relationship between the United States and Canada and agreed to work to achieve common goals Combating forced labor and enhancing the security and competitiveness of the North American supply chainThe Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said in a statement.
Officials also recognized the importance Ongoing consultations under the USMCA on certain Mexican energy and biotechnology measures.
In a separate statement, the US Trade Representative reported that Buenrostro and Tai held a meeting in which Ambassador Tai stressed the importance of Mexico's full compliance with its obligations in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
The issues the United States focuses on are those related to it Some of Mexico's energy measures, enforcement of its environmental laws related to fishing and measures related to biotechnology (genetically modified corn).
Meanwhile, Minister Ng said that yet North American Leaders Summit Earlier this year, the meeting between Prime Minister Trudeau and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, There is progress on energy reforms in Mexico and the concerns of Canadian companies have been addressed, however, a full resolution is expected.
In a statement, the Minister acknowledged Mexico's commitment to this Sustainable mining They discussed the importance of implementing mining reforms that advocate for rules-based trade, whether under the USMCA or through a strong multilateral trading system with WTO agreements at its core.
Mexico demands that the United States make reasonable use of the mechanism of action
The Ministry of Economy said in a statement that various issues were addressed at the Buenrostro-TAI meeting. Priority issues on the bilateral agenda, such as energy, the Carta Port Agreement, trade in the primary sector, and related developments in the conservation of the Vaquita Marina and the biodiversity of the Upper Gulf of California.
The Mexican side considered the Action Agenda to be one of the most successful programs in implementing the T-MEC commitments, but stressed the importance “Reasonable and good faith use” of the rapid response mechanismWhich should be a resource of last resort and should not aim to replace national institutions, but rather strengthen them in any case.
Regarding this case, Mexico raised its concerns with the United States that all the cases it presented had been duly proven, “that the alleged deprivation of union rights” occurred after the entry into force of the T-MEC Agreement, and that there was a commercial relationship between the plant. concerned and the requesting state.
Meanwhile, in the bilateral meeting with Canada, Buenrostro and Ing continued talks on the new Mexican mining lawand the ruling of the Committee on Rules of Origin for the Automotive Sector, among other topics of common interest.