Canada Lifts Mexico Visa Rule in Exchange for Beef Access

06/28/16 Bloomberg

tres amigosCanada will end restrictions on Mexican travelers while its North American partner opens its market further to Canadian beef.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made the announcement during a state visit Tuesday in Ottawa, ahead of the Three Amigos summit Wednesday that includes U.S. President Barack Obama. Canada will lift its visa requirement for visitors from Mexico on Dec. 1, with the countries pledging to monitor refugee claims that prompted the restriction seven years ago.

“Since 2009, this barrier has been set. But today, thanks to great political will, we are overcoming such a barrier,” Pena Nieto said. “We’re here to renew the relationship Canada and Mexico have and we’re clearing our way.”

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