© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The US flag (L), and the Mexico’s flag are pictured on the worldwide border bridge Paso del Norte in between El Paso US and Ciudad Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico December 28, 2016. Picture taken on December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gon
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -A U.S. commerce official burdened Mexico’s have to address “serious concerns” from the United States of its energy measures, which had been raised throughout consultations below a regional commerce pact, the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) workplace stated on Thursday.
Deputy Trade Representative Jayme White, who met together with her Mexican counterpart Alejandro Encinas in Mexico on Wednesday, urged Mexico to address its energy measures which the U.S. says unfairly discriminate in opposition to its corporations, the USTR stated in an announcement.
The U.S. and Canada demanded dispute settlement talks with Mexico below the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) commerce settlement over Mexico’s energy coverage in July 2022. The U.S. is planning to escalate the dispute, Reuters solely reported earlier this month.
White additionally expressed considerations over the “recent surge” in U.S. imports of sure metal and aluminum merchandise from Mexico, the USTR stated, and the “lack of transparency” concerning their nation of origin.
White and Encinas moreover mentioned ongoing USMCA consultations concerning Mexico’s enforcement of fisheries-related environmental legal guidelines, the USTR stated.
The U.S. alleges Mexico has not executed sufficient to guard the critically endangered vaquita porpoise and the trafficking of the totoaba fish.