Minister Ng speaks with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Clouthier at CUSMA Free Trade Commission ministerial


July 7, 2022 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Global Affairs Canada

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, spoke with Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, at the ministerial meeting of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Free Trade Commission.

Marking the second anniversary of CUSMA’s entry into force, Minister Ng and Secretary Clouthier highlighted the strong relationship between Canada and Mexico and the commitment of both countries to advance shared trade priorities in support of the global competitiveness of the North American region. They discussed issues of common interest such as WTO reform, inclusive trade and ongoing support for Ukraine. They also discussed the creation of a Canada-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, which will provide a new forum to increase collaboration and strengthen competitiveness.

Minister Ng reiterated Canada’s concern with the investment climate in Mexico, especially in its mining and energy sectors, and reaffirmed the importance of an open dialogue in creating opportunities for businesses from both countries to grow. Minister Ng also raised Canada’s concern with Mexico’s approach to biotechnology approvals.

The minister noted that Canada remains committed to the full implementation of CUSMA and to working with Mexico to maintain resilient supply chains, support stable and predictable trade and increase competitiveness.

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