U.S., Canadian trade ministers raise concerns about Mexican energy sector


U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier and Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Mary Ng attend an event to commemorate the first anniversary of the entry-into-force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA), in Mexico City, Mexico July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

July 7, 2021

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng on Wednesday said they raised concerns about Mexican energy and investment policies during an in-person meeting with their Mexican counterpart, Tatiana Clouthier.

Tai told reporters during a joint news conference that the United States was closely watching the energy policies of the Mexican government and raising concerns, but did not elaborate.

Ng told the news conference she would discuss changes in the Mexican energy sector with the Mexican energy secretary on Thursday. Her office issued a statement saying that Ng had reiterated Canada’s “ongoing concern” with the investment climate in the Mexican energy and mining sectors.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal in Washington, Anthony Esposito in Mexico City and Steve Scherer in Ottawa; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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