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How Mexico came around on product-blocking, facility-inspection provisions in USMCA

December 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM
In the late-stage U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations that ended this week, Mexico accepted a version of a labor enforcement mechanism and penalties for workers’ rights violations it had initially rejected because of a range of additional requirements that were attached to the proposals, Mexico’s chief trade negotiator told Inside U.S. Trade in an interview this week. Throughout the negotiations, U.S. labor advocates pushed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to raise with Mexico new enforcement mechanisms and penalties that...

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