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USTR Lighthizer Commends Passage of Historic Labor Reforms in Mexico

04/29/2019

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement on Monday after Mexico’s Congress passed historic labor reform as part of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“The USMCA includes the strongest, most advanced, and most comprehensive labor obligations of any U.S. trade agreement.  I commend the Mexican Congress and President Lopez Obrador for passing historic labor reforms as part of this agreement and thank President Trump for making strong labor commitments in the USMCA a top priority.  These reforms will greatly improve Mexico's system of labor justice and are exactly what labor leaders in the United States and Mexico have sought for decades.  As we move forward with the ratification of USMCA, the Trump Administration will work closely with members of the United States Congress and the Mexican government to ensure these reforms are implemented and enforced.”

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