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Free trade deal with Mexico discussion and animal welfare
Claims that beef imported from Mexico has a lower carbon footprint than UK-reared beef are ‘B-word’, an environment minister has said.
Canadian and Mexican unions initiate Canadian government trade challenge to stop abuses at Mexican factory
Autoworker unions in Canada and Mexico applaud the launch of a trade complaint by the Canadian government to stop labour abuses at a Mexican auto parts facility owned by global automotive supplier Fränkische.
Canada requests formal talks with Mexico on GMO restrictions
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.
Goldgroup Mining announces filing of request for arbitration with International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Goldgroup Mining Inc., through its subsidiary, is seeking damages as a result of Mexico’s breaches of NAFTA.
US demands formal talks with Mexico over GMO corn dispute
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.
US ’disappointed’ in Mexico’s new GMO corn decree -ag secretary
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.
In Mexico, US complaints help union organizing efforts
It has been nearly two years since the United States began pressing Mexico over labor rights violations by using rapid dispute resolution methods contained in the USMCA but workers and union organizers are mixed on the results.
UK trade minister visits Mexico, targeting new deals
Britain’s trade minister begins a two-day visit to Mexico, targeting a bilateral trade deal as well as Britain’s accession to a Pacific trading association.
NAFTA’s shadow of obstruction
Investor rights in the expired North American Free Trade Agreement continue to undermine democratic decision-making and climate policy in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
EU recovers appetite for trade in green industry push
The European Union is aiming to enact up to five trade deals in record time to ensure its future as a clean tech leader, by securing supplies of key raw materials, increasing markets for green exports and reducing its reliance on China.
US raises ’grave concerns’ over Mexico’s anti-GMO farm policies
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: US tells Mexico biotech corn restrictions won’t stand
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.
Canada, Mexico win auto rules trade dispute with US
Canada and Mexico have won their challenge to the US interpretation of content rules for autos under the new North American trade pact, a decision that favors parts makers north and south of the US border.
Three amigos or fair-weather friends?
This week’s North American Leaders’ summit is soured by dubious challenges to Mexican food and energy sovereignty.
No compromise with Mexico on biotech corn ban, Vilsack says
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.
Canada seeks progress in dispute over Mexican energy policies at summit
The United States and Canada entered into dispute settlement talks last year with Mexico under a North American trade deal, known as the USMCA, charging that Mexican energy policies were discriminatory and undermine international firms.
US lawmakers call for action over Mexico’s GM corn ban
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.
Mexico pauses free trade agreement negotiations with South Korea
Mexico has paused negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with South Korea in order to design the objectives it wants to achieve, said minister of Foreign Affairs.
Mexico’s planned GM corn ban ’deep concern’ for US
A row between the US and Mexico over a plan by the latter to ban imports of genetically modified corn by 2024 deepened.
209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
We civil society organizations vehemently oppose the splitting of trade deals, which would circumvent existing concerns about the negative implications of these deals on biodiversity, climate change and human rights issues.