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USTR to initiate USMCA consultations with Mexico over biotech products after July 1

June 18, 2020 at 10:36 AM
The U.S. will initiate U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement consultations with Mexico over what the Trump administration says is a failure to grant permits for U.S. biotechnology imports, and likely will file a dispute settlement case, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday. A senior Mexican official, however, said the issue was a temporary consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the issues you mention is biotech. That is a major, major problem. The reality is that Mexico has not approved any...


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