Mexican, US Legislators Meet on NAFTA, Security, Trade

6/5/2017 New York Times

NAFTA_logoMEXICO CITY — Mexico once jealously guarded its oil and energy industries from U.S. interference, but U.S. legislators said Monday that they sense the Mexican government wants to include the energy sector in a re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Accord.

A delegation of U.S. congressmen spoke after meeting with Mexican counterparts to discuss trade and security as part of the Inter-parliamentary Group.

At Mexico’s insistence, NAFTA didn’t include the energy sector when it went into effect in 1994. But Mexico has since become a major importer of U.S. natural gas and gasoline, and now apparently wants that trade brought under NAFTA. U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to re-negotiate the treaty.

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