Mexico Says Trade Deal Dispute Panel Fix Must Be ‘Across the Board’

7/11/19 – Reuters

By Frank Jack Daniels

President Lopez Obrador celebrating the Senate’s ratification of the USMCA (T-MEC) by

Mexico sees a push to close a dispute resolution loophole in the USMCA trade deal as a way to protect its interests as well as helping satisfy demands by U.S. Democrats that the deal contain stricter labor measures, a senior official said on Thursday.

Reuters reported last week that Mexico was working closely with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to close a loophole in the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal that allows a country to refuse to form a dispute panel.

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Mexico given 45 days to curb migrant flow to US

6/10/19 – BBC News


The US has given Mexico 45 days to reduce the number of migrants crossing its territory on their way to the US. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Monday gave details of a deal reached with the US to avert the imposition of tariffs on Mexican goods.

Even though no specific target has been set, the measures taken by Mexico to curb the migrant flow will be evaluated in mid July, Mr Ebrard said. If the number was not down by then, a regional solution would be sought.

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Mexico to begin ratification process for USMCA trade deal

5/30/2019 – Associated Press

CaptureMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government is beginning the process of ratifying the new North American trade agreement.

He says the documents will be presented to the Mexican Senate on Thursday.

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Canada takes a first step towards ratifying trade deal with U.S., Mexico

5/27/2019 – Reuters

By Kelsey Johnson and Steve Scherer

CaptureCanada took a first step toward ratifying a new North American trade agreement on Monday just three days ahead of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Ottawa to discuss passage of the treaty.

Mexico sees good chance USMCA trade deal will be ratified

5/22/2019 – Reuters

CaptureMexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday he saw a “good chance” that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact would be ratified.

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Trump threatens swift but vague action against Mexico

5/21/2019 – POLITICO

Donald_Trump_(25218642186)By Katie Galioto

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to take action against Mexico in the near future, claiming the country’s southern neighbor is doing “virtually nothing” to curb illegal migration to the United States.

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Mexico says it is close to U.S. metals tariff deal, waiting for Canada

5/15/2019 – Reuters

photo-1519213887655-a4f199e3015bBy David Lawder and Alexandra Alper

Mexico is close to resolving its dispute with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs without quotas but hopes Canada can reach a similar agreement before completing it, a senior Mexican official said on Wednesday. Jesus Seade, Mexican deputy foreign minister for North America, told Reuters by telephone that a deal to remove the so-called Section 232 tariffs was “very close” but he wanted Canada to be in the same position in its negotiations with Washington.

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