U.S. officials have rejected Mexico’s proposed compromise on biotech corn imports.
Mexico cites health concerns, but restrictions could violate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement.
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip and U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor issued the following statement after meetings with Mexican government officials regarding President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s decree to phase out the use and importation of genetically engineered corn and other products by January 31, 2024.
“U.S. officials continue to engage with our Mexican counterparts at the highest levels to address our grave concerns with Mexico’s biotechnology policies. We appreciate the active engagement between U.S. and Mexican government officials following U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s trip to Mexico in November, and the proposed modi