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Analysts predict early flurry of activity under USMCA rapid-response tool

May 11, 2020 at 3:50 PM
A handful of complaints likely will be filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s rapid-response labor enforcement mechanism soon after the pact enters into force in July, according to several analysts and trade lawyers. The facility-specific tool allows for a USMCA party to resolve a labor complaint domestically before specialized panels are formed. Labor panelists will be allowed to inspect facilities as part of their evidence-seeking duties. If an offending facility or another facility owned by the same company is found by...

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