Mexico and the EU have reached agreements on areas like e-commerce, but agricultural market access and product origin labeling remain significant sticking points.
The energy proportionality rule in NAFTA blocks a member country’s sovereignty to determine its level of carbon fuel exports, the price at which it sells its oil to its own people, and hinders climate change action.
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The fatal shooting of two workers in an apparent clash between unions at a Canadian-owned mine in Mexico angered labor activists at NAFTA talks who said the violence was an example of poor labor conditions in the country.
The head of Canada’s biggest private-sector union headed to Mexico’s Senate, promising to fight at the NAFTA trade pact talks for improved Mexican wages and free collective bargaining as a way of benefiting workers across North America.
Mexicans are concerned that cheap US imports are destroying Mexico’s cultural relationship with its traditional maize varieties.
Mexico considers a bilateral agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) or cooperation between EAEU and the Pacific Alliance.
Mexico shot down a proposal by the United States to include provisions in the North America Free Trade Agreement that would benefit AT&T Inc, Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.
There is intensive lobbying by European sugar beet growers against the prospect of widening of EU quotas for non-EU cane sugar as part of ongoing bilateral free trade negotiations.
From the outside, it looked like yet another bilateral meeting between Justin Trudeau and his continental ally, Enrique Pena Nieto, on the sidelines of yet another leaders’ summit.
While NAFTA talks continue, Mexico is seeking to diversify its export markets and is expanding agricultural exports to China, Japan, South Korea and countries of the Arabian Peninsula.
3 text proposals, as released by the European Commission
The remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hope to agree on how to preserve the market access enshrined in the trade deal, Mexico’s economy minister said.
Jose Antonio Meade, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, said that the country will seek to diversify its trade relations with other countries. Trade agreements with the Middle East and Turkey will be a priority.
If the EU fails to complete trade deals with Mexico and Mercosur by the end of this year, upcoming elections in Brazil and Mexico could complicate the conclusion of the agreements.
In total 21 negotiating groups met, including on trade in goods, services, technical barriers to trade and sustainable development.
Mexico is considering writing into law investor-state dispute settlement provisions contained in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) to reassure US and Canadian investors in its energy sector.
The new warehouse will be constructed about 7 miles from the existing facilities. All are located along the so-called “NAFTA” highway, an industrial belt that runs through Mexico’s factory regions to the U.S. border.
“This is one of the most productive plants in the world, and it’s losing out because they pay their workers $2 an hour in Mexico. It’s ridiculous,” Unifor president Jerry Dias said.