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Mexico targeting the “very closed” Brazilian economy expects to negotiate a trade deal
Mexico is negotiating with Brazil to expand economic cooperation and believes it can find areas of mutual benefit even though the Brazilian economy is “very closed,” Economy Minister said.
The bully in the lunchroom: The US moves to weaken Mexico’s new junk food labeling law
Even though US negotiators were forced by public opposition to remove language explicitly banning front-of-package graphic labels from New NAFTA, other provisions of concern remain in the trade deal.
Mexicans are dubious Trump’s trade deal will boost their wages
On paper, Mexican workers should be big winners from the new Nafta. They’re not holding their breath.
Mexico, US seek to dispel tension over labor tweak to trade deal
Mexico said it was satisfied by US assurances it was not sending inspectors.
Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal
An annex for the implementation of the treaty, the result of political decisions by Congress and the Administration in the United States, was not consulted with Mexico, said Mexico’s deputy foreign minister.
Steel rules for cars stall progress on the revised Nafta agreement
US rules-of-origin demand presents new challenge for Mexico. Requirements for cars are among most complicated USMCA topics.
Mexico offers compromise to end impasse with US over new Nafta
Mexico is willing to allow panels with US and Mexican judges to resolve labor disputes at specific factories but rejected requests to allow international inspectors to enter Mexican factories.
Singapore and Mexico affirm growing ties, sign raft of new agreements
Singapore and Mexico signed a series of new cooperation agreements that underscored the multi-faceted nature of ties between the two countries, and pledged to conclude a regionwide trade deal by this year.
Brazil, Mexico begin trade talks amid Bolsonaro push for export deals
Brazil and Mexico have begun talks on a free trade deal, seeking to deepen commercial ties between the two largest economies in Latin America.
Turkey, Mexico begin free trade deal talks: Trade body
Turkey’s Trade Ministry plans to visit Mexico in fall with larger business delegation.
Ecuador, Mexico initiate FTA negotiations
This meeting will continue other rounds of negotiations in the first week of October in Quito, and the first week of November on Mexican soil, with the aim of reaching an agreement in 2021.
Mexico becomes first country to ratify new North American trade deal
Mexico became the first country to ratify the new North American free-trade agreement, as its Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the deal updating the rules for one of the world’s largest trade blocs.
Trump may ‘end up torpedoing’ the new NAFTA after threatening Mexico with a costly tariff
President Trump says an additional tariff on Mexican goods would address a “border crisis” that resulted in America being “invaded by hundreds of thousands of people.”
AMLO sends USMCA trade deal to Mexican Senate for ratification
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent the renegotiated Nafta deal for Senate approval, saying he’s optimistic the US Congress will also give it the green light.
Mexico trade official hits Dems for opposition to new NAFTA
Mexico’s top trade negotiator said he hopes congressional Democrats can “appreciate” what Mexico’s reforms mean for labor rights throughout the continent.
Mexican Senate passes labor bill, key to approving new NAFTA
The bill enshrines the right of Mexican workers to organize and gives them more control over their contracts.
United States releases annual assessment of foreign trade barriers
Alleged barriers from Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Mexico and Korea.
Top House Democrat cites labor, enforcement concerns on new NAFTA
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers could not take up the replacement for NAFTA unless Mexico passes legislation protecting workers’ rights. She also cited concerns over enforcement provisions, among other issues.
US Odyssey Marine will sue Mexico; accuses blockade to submarine mining
The US company notified its intention to claim compensation of 3,540 million dollars from the Mexican government.
The globalisation of border control and peoples’ resistance
A workshop aimed to promote a collective analysis of border control, focusing on the power and impunity of transnational corporations, militarization, the externalization of borders, and the link between free trade and migration.