AFTE Commends USTR Enforcement Action on USMCA Energy Commitments in Mexico

AFTE Commends USTR Enforcement Action on USMCA Energy Commitments in Mexico

WASHINGTON (July 20) — Today, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced its request for dispute settlement consultation with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) over Mexico’s unfair energy policies. Executive Director of the Alliance for Trade Enforcement Brian Pomper released the following statement in response to the enforcement action:

“The Alliance for Trade Enforcement applauds USTR’s request for consultations with Mexico. President L√≥pez Obrador’s efforts to nationalize the country’s energy sector directly violate the USMCA, obstruct clean energy initiatives in the region, and threaten America’s economic prosperity.

“AFTE has been a vocal advocate encouraging the Biden-Harris Administration to take steps to bring Mexico into compliance with its USMCA commitments in a variety of areas, including the biopharmaceutical, manufacturing, biotech, electronic payment, and of course, energy sectors. It is our hope that this action today will demonstrate to Mexico that the United States is serious about enforcing Mexico’s USMCA commitments in these as well as other areas where it is falling short.”

About the Alliance for Trade Enforcement: The Alliance for Trade Enforcement is a coalition of trade associations and business groups that advocates for foreign governments to end unfair trade practices that harm U.S. innovative industries and supports U.S. policymakers in their efforts to hold our trading partners accountable.