Genetically modified organisms
So-called “Free trade” promises lower prices and more supply, but it derails food security. Mexico has been fighting this since the United States began a dispute over genetically modified corn.
This past summer, the global trade regime finalized details for a revolution in African agriculture. Under a pending draft protocol on IPR, the trade bodies sponsoring the AFCFTA seek to lock all 54 African nations into a proprietary and punitive model of food cultivation.
Canada will participate as a third party in the dispute settlement proceedings between the US and Mexico regarding genetically modified corn in imported tortillas and dough, citing concerns about Mexico’s stance on the matter.
US Trade Representative office’s move to form dispute resolution panel lacks justification according to experts.
The United States is preparing to escalate its complaint that Mexico’s ban on genetically modified corn violates the neighbours’ free-trade deal, Bloomberg News said.
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that she is calling for dispute consultations with Mexico over the country’s efforts to ban genetically modified corn and its recent history of rejecting biotech seed traits.
Ngā Toki Whakarururanga believes IPEF provisions would cut across the rights, interests, duties and responsibilities of Indigenous Peoples throughout the region.
Canada has asked for formal consultations with Mexico over its restrictions on genetically modified agricultural imports under the North American free-trade agreement, Bloomberg News reported.
The consultations are the first formal step toward a US request for a dispute settlement panel under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade (USMCA) that could ultimately lead to retaliatory US tariffs if no resolution is reached.
Beijing promised to speed up access to its market under the Phase 1 trade deal concluded with the United States in 2020.
The United States is "disappointed" in the Mexican government’s announcement which walked back a deadline to ban genetically modified corn for animal feed and industrial use in the country, but retained its plans to ban the corn for human consumption.
US farm and trade officials raised "grave concerns" over Mexico’s agricultural biotechnology policies in meetings with their Mexican counterparts, as lingering disagreements threaten decades of booming corn trade between the neighbors.
Taylor said the USDA appreciates Mexico’s willingness to negotiate on its looming decree to ban imports of genetically modified corn, but U.S. officials are far from satisfied with the latest compromise offered by Mexican officials.
This week’s North American Leaders’ summit is soured by dubious challenges to Mexican food and energy sovereignty.
There aren’t any compromises that the Biden administration is willing to make when it comes to Mexico’s effort to curtail its imports of genetically modified corn from the US, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
A group of bipartisan US lawmakers called on Trade Representative to start consultations under the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement over Mexico’s ban on genetically modified corn and the herbicide glyphosate.
A row between the US and Mexico over a plan by the latter to ban imports of genetically modified corn by 2024 deepened.
Two US Senators, both members of the Agriculture Committee, wrote to ask USTR Tai to intervene in Mexico’s proposal to ban the import of genetically modified corn, saying they had conferred on the issue with Iowa farmers.
Representatives from 32 US agribusiness firms are set to jet into Kenya on Sunday as part of an American government delegation scouting for trade opportunities.
Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified corn under a regional free trade agreement.