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15/03/2018

Mexico rejects the US proposal for agricultural sector

The proposal indicates that the US, Mexico and Canada would not be allowed to export certain products to neighboring countries during temporary harvest periods. 

Market in Puebla, Mexico

During NAFTA renegotiations, the United States made a proposal indicating that the US, Mexico and Canada would not be allowed to export certain products to neighboring countries during temporary harvest periods. If they failed to do so, they would have to pay a fine, which was considered "unacceptable" by José Calzada Rovirosa, the head of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA according to its acronym in Spanish).

"We cannot go through with that, first because it's against free trade; second, it also goes against the people's productivity," stated Calzada Rovirosa, insisting that this proposal would also generate malaise among the countries, as Mexico would be forced to make a mirror policy.

This article is incomplete. Click here to read the full text from its original source, El Financiero
Photo Credit: Russ Bowling (CC BY 2.0)

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