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USTR calls for USMCA labor review of Panasonic facility in Mexico

May 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is invoking the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s rapid-response mechanism for a third time, this time calling for a review of “alleged freedom of association and collective bargaining violations” at a Panasonic facility in Mexico. In conjunction with the request, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has asked the Treasury Department to “suspend the liquidation for all unliquidated entries of goods from the Panasonic facility.” USMCA’s rapid-response mechanism allows the parties to call for facility-specific reviews if...

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