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Mexico, US Energy Talks Will Face Bumpy Road Ahead

By KELIN DILLON Following a joint energy trade consultation held in Washington, D.C., between Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Raquel Buenrostro and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced a number of potential proposals to address Mexico and the United States’ ongoing dispute on Mexican energy policy – including potential “tri-national working groups” –

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US Rules Out Withdrawing from Energy Panel under USMCA Treaty

By MARK LORENZANA The United States, on Saturday, Oct. 15, categorically denied that it has withdrawn its decision to request an arbitration panel to resolve the dispute over the energy policy of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) that has allegedly violated provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). On Friday, Oct. 14, in his daily morning press conference,

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Blinken Talks Drug, Migrants, Energy with AMLO

By MARK LORENZANA U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Mexico City on Monday, Sept. 12, accompanied by other U.S. senior officials — chief among them, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo — and promptly held a High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard welcomed Blinken and

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Mexico Violates USMCA Treaty, Says Former Negotiators

By MARK LORENZANA According to former negotiators and specialists in a report by Mexican daily newspaper El Universal on Sunday, July 24, Mexico specifically violated Chapters 14, 15, 22 and 32 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). When the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) accepted Chapters 14, 15, 22 and 32 of the agreement — titled

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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

OPINION By MARK LORENZANA The initial request was reasonable enough. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday, July 20, that her office — the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) — had been requesting the Mexican government to address some concerns about Mexico’s energy policies that have been inconsistent with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Those U.S.

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US, Canada Seek Consultations with Mexico over Energy Policies

By MARK LORENZANA                                                                                          U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, on Wednesday, July 20, announced that the United States has requested dispute-settlement consultations with the Mexican government under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The consultations relate to certain measures by the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), specifically discriminatory energy policies that have violated provisions in the USMCA. According to

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