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Mexican official: López Obrador administration hopes to avoid USMCA energy disputes

February 4, 2021 at 11:08 AM
Mexico’s government hopes to address complaints about its recent actions in the energy sector without resorting to arbitration under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a Mexican embassy official said on Wednesday. Mexico’s new energy-sector regulations sparked concern among Trump administration officials and U.S. lawmakers who say they may run afoul the country’s commitments under USMCA. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office in 2018, has long called for stronger government control of the country’s energy sector despite 2014 constitutional reforms...

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