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USTR seeks first USMCA rapid-response panel to review Mexican mine

August 22, 2023 at 3:06 PM
The U.S. on Tuesday escalated its first labor concern under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s rapid-response mechanism, requesting that a panel evaluate the alleged labor violations at a Mexican mine after the Mexican government rejected the initial U.S. petition. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in June asked Mexico to review labor concerns at a mine in Zacatecas, Mexico – operated by Grupo México – related to freedom of association and collective bargaining. The Mexican Economy Ministry earlier this month rejected...

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