Mexico, the United States and Canada continue to work through their trade policy differences as the world’s energy supply becomes an increasing piece of geopolitical gamesmanship.


It has been 75 days since U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai announced that her office was requesting dispute settlement consultations with Mexico centered around energy. Under rules of the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, or USMCA, Tai can now call for establishing a dispute settlement panel to determine violations and potential penalties.

On Monday, however, Mexico’s Economy Ministry said that dialogue had been “productive” and would “continue with mutual efforts to get to a solution” that was satisfactory for all involved parties.

A USTR spokesperson told NGI’s...