US Calls on Mexico to Urgently Address Energy Concerns

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The energy policies that have been implemented by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) since he first took office in December 2018 — which encourage the use of fossil fuels over clean energy and which prioritize state-run suppliers over private corporations — continue to generated trade tensions between the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) partners and must be “urgently addressed,” Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jayme White warned Tuesday, Sept. 21.

In a face-to-face meeting with Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Alejandro Encinas, White said that Mexico’s energy policies could threaten ongoing trade relations and curb further investment in Mexico by U.S. companies.

White said that there is an “urgent need for Mexico to address the serious concerns that the United States has raised during ongoing consultations under the USMCA regarding Mexico’s energy measures.”

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