U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai spoke with officials from Mexico and Canada this week on trade issues during a meeting in Mexico City. The meeting coincided with the one year anniversary of USMCA replacing NAFTA.

A statement from the USTR office said Tai spoke with her Canadian counterpart about softwood lumber, dairy, and WTO reform. Tai also urged Canada to abandon its proposed unilateral digital service tax. Tai also met with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Economy. This discussion focused on agriculture, including the stalled authorization of biotechnology products by Mexico, which Mexico recently stated the country would outlaw Genetically Modified corn for human consumption. Tai also discussed expanding access for U.S. fresh potatoes and the potential mutual benefits of aligning Mexico and the United States' policy on ethanol-gasoline blends.

Finally, the USTR office said the discussion included implementation of USMCA’s environment chapter.

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