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USTR still ‘confident’ in RRM despite ‘disappointing’ first panel report

May 13, 2024 at 7:22 PM
The Biden administration “remains steadfastly committed” to using tools under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to address labor issues stemming from a long-running dispute at a mine in Zacatecas, Mexico, despite an adverse panel ruling under the agreement’s novel rapid-response mechanism, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Monday. The first-of-its-kind panel, launched last year by the U.S. over a thorny dispute between a mine owned by a subsidiary of the Grupo México conglomerate and an independent miners’ union, has...


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