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Talos Energy pauses Mexico oil arbitration bid amid high-level talks
US-based oil producer Talos Energy has temporarily suspended pursuit of an arbitration claim against Mexico amid high-level talks over one of the country’s flagship offshore projects.
Spain calls for a quick ratification of EU trade agreements with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur, but what else is needed?
Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Albares called on his EU peers to definitively advance in the ratification of the trade accords of the European Union with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
Business group blasts Mexico’s new lithium law as violating trade deal
A Mexican law that nationalizes its future lithium industry violates its trade obligations under the CPTPP, the International Chamber of Commerce said.
T-MEC, an obstacle to lithium nationalization
State exclusivity in the lithium value chain can violate the treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
Mexican union calls for US probe into alleged labor abuses at Panasonic plant
In a petition to US labor officials, Mexican union SNITIS said a Panasonic car parts plant in the border city of Reynosa violated the 2020 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Ousted Pakistani leader as challenging investment treaties that give corporations excessive power
Mexico and many other countries are facing anti-democratic corporate lawsuits like the case that pushed Khan to withdraw from international investment agreements.
Celebrating global resistance against extractivism: from Mexico to Ireland
On 1 January 1994, the Zapatistas’ movement against the Mexican state’s extraction of their lands was reborn, as a response to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
US plans more labour complaints in Mexico after union votes
The US is investigating labor-rights violations in Mexico and expects to bring more complaints under the USMCA.
Workers at Mexico border auto parts plant oust powerful union, eying ripple effect
Mexican factory Tridonex came under US scrutiny last year after US unions pushed for a labour complaint under the USMCA trade deal, saying workers had been blocked from choosing their union.
Understanding the agricultural biotechnology provisions in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
While industry lobbyists succeeded in convincing trade negotiators to include agricultural biotechnology provisions in the USMCA, they now misstate the scope of the text that was agreed to by Canada, Mexico and the US.
S. Korea, Mexico agree to resume talks on free trade deal
South Korea and Mexico have agreed to resume negotiations to forge a bilateral free trade agreement 14 years after their suspension.
A sea of trouble: Seabed mining and international arbitration in Mexico
In the Gulf of Ulloa, a US treasure-hunting company turned seabed mining outfit poses a dire risk to the environment.
Monterra Energy to seek $667 mln in damages from Mexico for port closure
Monterra Energy plans to pursue legal action against Mexico and seek damages of about $667 million for the "unlawful" closure of its Tuxpan fuel imports terminal in the Mexican state of Veracruz for five months.
With elections looming, France reins in open EU trade policy
France, facing a presidential election in weeks, has halted moves to clear an EU trade deal with Mexico which would allow in 20,000 tonnes of beef imports and wants to make it tougher to access the bloc’s markets, diplomats say.
Children’s cereal company v. Mexico & the corporate use of investor-state dispute settlement to influence policymaking
In September, a children’s cereal company threatened to sue Mexico over its adoption of a food packaging regulation.
Mexico seeks to settle $1.1 bln Vulcan suit over limestone mine closure
The Mexican government said on Thursday that it is negotiating the settlement of a $1.1 billion lawsuit by Vulcan Materials Co over a government effort to shutter its limestone mine.
Singapore, Pacific Alliance countries sign trade agreement
Singapore has signed a free trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance - made up of Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile - those governments said on Wednesday, in a deal they said would facilitate trade and closer ties with Asia.
Canada joins Mexico’s official complaint arguing US violating trade pact over auto parts provision
Canada is joining Mexico’s official complaint requesting a dispute settlement panel to resolve a claim that the US is violating the new NAFTA by insisting on a stricter interpretation of a key provision on auto parts.