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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.
Mexico asks USMCA dispute resolution panel on auto content
The Mexican government has requested a dispute resolution panel under the US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, because it claims the United States is improperly interpreting stricter regional content rules under the pact.
S. Korea in close consultation with Mexico to resume FTA talks: ministry
South Korea and Mexico have "closely discussed" the possible resumption of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement.
Transnational corporations and free trade in Mexico
This report examines how, over the last 30 years, Mexico has become one of the main industrial paradises on the planet.
Talos Energy files notice with Mexico over disputed oil field
Houston-based Talos Energy intends to fight the decision by the Energy Ministry to designate the state oil company Pemex as the operator of the Zama field, which contains almost 700 million barrels of oil.
Walmartland: How US stores colonizing Mexico are displacing local culture
More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labor conditions, and cheap utilities.
S. Korea seeks to resume FTA negotiations with Mexico
South Korea’s trade ministry said it wishes to resume free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Mexico in the near future as it aims to forge closer ties with the top economic partner in Central America.
Lasso will meet with López Obrador in Mexico to request the entry of Ecuador to the Pacific Alliance
Ecuador will propose the free trade agreement with Mexico, with the purpose that, in the shortest possible time, Ecuador can enter the Pacific Alliance
GM workers in Mexico defeat union in first test of US trade deal
Workers at a General Motors plant in central Mexico have voted to scrap their collective contract, opening the door for them to oust one of Mexico’s largest labor organizations as their union under a new trade deal.
Risks for Mexico in the renegotiation of its FTA with the European Union
To end neoliberalism and defend energy resources, Mexico must step up and avoid at all costs the inclusion of supranational arbitration mechanisms in a renegotiated FTA with the European Union.
US reaches deal with Mexican auto parts factory in USMCA labor complaint
Mexican auto parts company Tridonex agreed to ensure worker rights, pay severance and back wages to dismissed employees to settle an early labor rights complaint under the new North American trade deal.
Deep-sea salvage firm uses NAFTA to fight Mexican environmental rules
A lawsuit filed against the Mexican government for denying a permit for seabed mining has put a spotlight on the lack of international rules for such practices.
Ecuador awaits Mexico’s response to negotiate the FTA, says minister
Ecuador is waiting for a response from Mexico to return to the negotiating table for a free trade agreement between the two that opens the long-awaited path to the Pacific Alliance.
Biotech group calls for US enforcement action on Mexico
The US needs to take enforcement action under the USMCA to address Mexico’s continued refusal to approve genetically modified crops, Biotechnology Innovation Organization President told lawmakers.
One step forward, two steps back in the struggle against anti-democratic corporate trade rules
Pakistan is the latest country to reject the system that allows private investors to sue governments in international tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
US, Mexico announce resolution of GM labor dispute under trade deal
The agreement marked the first use of the USMCA’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism.