AMLO llama a Jesús Seade a apoyar en la controversia por el T-MEC interpuesta por EU y Canadá

Fuente: El Universal


El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador reveló que le pidió a Jesús Seade Kuri, embajador de México en China y negociador del T-MEC en 2018, a que apoye en la respuesta que dará su gobierno a las consultas solicitadas por Estados Unidos y Canadá por la política energética de México

En conferencia de prensa matutina en Palacio Nacional, el presidente López Obrador recordó que las consultas son un procedimiento que está establecido en el tratado comercial y que los tres países han recurrido a este procedimiento.

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Date: Feb. 28th, 2022

Source: Brookings

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Date: February 10, 2022

Source: Federal News Network

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Source: Mexico News Daily

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Source: New York Times

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The action, announced Wednesday by the Labor Department and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, follows a complaint by groups including the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the nation’s largest federation of unions, that workers were being denied the rights of free association and collective bargaining.


U.S., Canada, Mexico hold ‘robust’ trade deal talks, downplay differences


Source: Reuters

Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico said on Tuesday they held “robust” talks on the new North American trade deal and pledged to fully enforce its higher standards, while downplaying differences over a range of other irritants.

The ministers, in a joint statement issued after their first meeting to review the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade that took effect in July 2020, also vowed to focus on fighting climate change and crack down on imports of goods to the region made with forced labor.


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Source: Reuters

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Source: The Hill

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai invoked a “rapid response” mechanism under the pact, which allows for expedited enforcement of collective bargaining and free association rights.

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US unions file first trade labor complaint against Mexico


Source: AP News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact.

The complaint argues that Mexico has not lived up to its pledge under the trade accord, known as the USMCA, to guarantee workers the right to freely organize and join the union of their choice.

The complaint centers on the Tridonex auto parts assembly plant in the Mexican border city of Matamoros where workers have been fighting to join a new union.


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Surce: Reuters

The AFL-CIO, the biggest U.S. labor federation, on Monday will file the first petition for the U.S. government to bring a labor complaint against Mexico under the trade deal that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement, the union said.

The AFL-CIO’s petition, which it shared with Reuters, states that workers at the auto parts plant Tridonex in Matamoros, a Mexican city on the border with Texas, were denied independent union representation in violation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaced NAFTA last year.