Readout of Ambassador Jayme White's Virtual Meeting with Mexico's Under Secretary of Economy, Luz Maria de la Mora and Canada's Deputy Minister of International Trade, David Morrison

March 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – Deputy United States Trade Representative Jayme White today met virtually with Mexico’s Under Secretary for International Trade, Luz Maria de la Mora, and Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade, David Morrison, to discuss progress on issues raised in January during the first Deputies meeting of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Ambassador White reiterated the importance of full implementation of the Agreement’s prohibition on the importation of goods produced with forced labor, highlighting trilateral agreement in January to demonstrate measurable and concrete steps for implementation before the next meeting of the USMCA Free Trade Commission (FTC). 

Ambassador White also emphasized the importance of collaboration in the USMCA Environment Committee; discussions in the Working Group on Cooperation on Agricultural Biotechnology to ensure science- and risk-based regulatory approaches in agriculture and the approval of agricultural biotechnology products; and, the need for progress in the USMCA Committee on State-Owned Enterprises, including with respect to energy policies that promote competition and respect investors’ rights.
Ambassador White, Under Secretary De la Mora, and Deputy Minister Morrison concluded by sharing expectations for a robust FTC meeting in Canada later this year.