Mexico says US must prove corn decree harms trade

Updated Mar 1, 2023
The US disagreement with Mexico over its plan to limit imports of GM corn lacks commercial grounds and is instead "politically" motivated, the Economy Ministry said in a statement Monday. The United States has said it could consider going to a trade dispute panel under the free trade agreement, T-MEC, if you cannot reach a favorable resolution to the dispute around Mexico's plan, which would ban genetically modified corn for human consumption. MEETING WITH KATHERINE TAI The past On February 24, the Secretary of the Economy, Raquel Buenrostro, and the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai, held a virtual meeting with the aim of discussing the new decree on corn, published on February 13, 2023. Buenrostro highlighted that the new decree is in tune with public policy. Mexico is the center of origin of corn and through this instrument it seeks to guarantee biodiversity and preserve the 64 breeds of native corn, he argued. The decree has the following objectives: ...
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