September 28, 2021

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Representatives from Mexico, the United States and Canada celebrate the first anniversary of the D-MEC

Tatiana Clutier meets Katherine Toy and Mary NG (Photo: EFE / Jose Montes)

This Wednesday Tatiana Clutier, Secretary of the Mexican Economy, I know Met with US Trade Representative Katherine Doe And this Mary NG, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and Foreign Trade of Canada To commemorate the first anniversary of the signing of the treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (D-MEC).

In a joint statement, the three delegates reaffirmed their commitment to an agreement that would benefit three North American countries.

“Through this meeting, the three countries reaffirmed their commitment to supply the chains North American Economic Competitiveness, Which has produced significant economic growth and benefits for people, businesses and workers in all three countries. D-MEC has strengthened the region’s competitiveness and strengthened it into one of the most powerful economic management in the world. ”

The document emphasized this The agreement ushered in a new era in North American trade and economic relations. It was able to modernize and renew the cooperation between the three countries, and ensure that the economies are competitive, inclusive and sustainable.

Officials celebrate one year since D-MEC came into force (Photo: REUTERS / Edgard Garrido)
Officials celebrate one year since D-MEC came into force (Photo: REUTERS / Edgard Garrido)

The T-MEC has evidence from all three parties to promote regression in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic., To put our economies on a solid path of growth and recovery, ”he declares.

Ministers met with various entrepreneurs from less representative groups and created new opportunities across the continent. In addition, they had lunch with representatives of Mexico’s leading business organizations. In it they discussed how to improve competitiveness and strengthen regional supply chains.

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“The three ministers also visited the Federal Center for Labor Reconciliation and Registration and the Federal Labor Court for Joint Affairs, where they saw the role of these organizations in implementing labor reform in Mexico, which has been in place since May 2019 and expressed their commitment to lead the fight against forced labor worldwide. The two sides pledged to work together and discuss issues of importance to their bilateral trade relations, ”he added.

The The DMEC is a powerful tool for Mexican manufacturing workers to defend their rights. Although improper use can damage the country’s competitiveness.

Ministers promised to work on shared priorities and discuss issues important to their business relationships (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)
Ministers promised to work on shared priorities and discuss issues important to their business relationships (Photo: REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Labor chapter of DMEC-Labor, which transformed NAFTA on July 1, 2020 Forces Canada, US and Mexico to ensure genuine collective bargaining, Trade union democracy and union freedom for employees of companies doing business in the region.

To strengthen this area, Labor Rapid Response Mechanism (MLRR), For example, companies that violate these laws and allow them to do so will incur fines ranging from fees to blocking imports.

Passed in Mexico 2019 Labor reform demanded by US Democratic Congressmen As a condition for passing the TMEC.

The country “needs one The regulation that guarantees that trade unionism This is not going to be a lie, but a real trade unionism, ”said Leonor Guiros, lawyer and chairman of the Ethics Commission of the Coppermax Chamber of Commerce.

The DMEC is a powerful tool for Mexican manufacturing workers to defend their rights (Photo: REUTERS / Edgard Garrido)
The DMEC is a powerful tool for Mexican manufacturing workers to defend their rights (Photo: REUTERS / Edgard Garrido)

Reform was sanctified Trade union rights, MLRR became a key to ensuring its compliance.

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When T-MEC amended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020, the President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador The COVID-19 boasts of a “new era” that will revitalize the Mexican economy after the crisis.

“It simply came to our notice then About the deal, It’s very timely, in these times, it is This will help the economies of the three countries a lot, It is going to help a lot of people in the three countries, ”he said.

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