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Farms.com: U.S. Requests Dispute Settlement Under USMCA with Mexico

photo credit: Arkansas Farm Bureau, used with permission.

The United States is asking for dispute settlement consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the request on June 2 in response to “Mexican measures concerning products of agricultural biotechnology.”

Dispute settlement rules are in Chapter 31 of the USMCA.

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) thanked Representative Tai for taking the steps to hold Mexico accountable for a decision not based in science.

“AFBF appreciates U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai for bringing a case against Mexico over its ban of bioengineered corn. Unfortunately, Mexico’s President Obrador continues to ignore science and the framework of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said in a statement.

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