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The government of Mexico, through the Ministry of the Economy, received the formal request for the opening of consultations by the government of the United States concerning its energy policyunder the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
It’s a statement, the Ministry of the Economy, clarified that the consultations constitute the non-contentious phase of the general dispute resolution mechanism provided by T-MEC.
For this reason, he explained that from that date, Both countries have 75 days to resolve the dispute during this stage. In the event of failure to obtain a mutual agreement satisfaction with the proper application and interpretation of these provisions, The United States may request the establishment of a panel to rule on this matter.
The Secretariat assured that the Government of Mexico had expressed its willingness to reach a mutual agreement satisfactory during the consultation phase.
It should be noted that this is the fourth time that the general USMCA Chapter 31 dispute mechanism has been used.
Since the entry into force of the Treaty, the United States has initiated proceedings against Canada for the allocation of quotas in the dairy sector; Canada versus United States for a safeguard measure on photovoltaic cells; and Mexico and Canada against the United States for the interpretation and application of rules of origin in the automotive sector.
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