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Mexican Congress Backs Motion Defending NAFTA Dispute Mechanism

Posted July 28, 2017

Under International Trade Issues


Mexico’s Congress backed a non-binding motion on Wednesday urging the government to reject the Trump administration’s proposal to scrap the Chapter 19 dispute settlement mechanism in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The motion was backed across party lines in the permanent committee of Congress, which convenes while the full legislative body is in recess. The summer recess of Congress ends at the end of August.

Under Chapter 19, binational panels hear complaints about illegal subsidies and dumping and then issue binding decisions. The United States has frequently lost such cases. Click here to read more.

Related: US-Mexico Border Mayors Worry About NAFTA Makeover (Associated Press)