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AMLO’s Cabinet Big Hitters Lead Bid to Avoid Trade Arbitration

Aug. 4, 2022, 6:59 PM

Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard and Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier, two of the Mexican government’s most senior officials, are leading a team working to resolve the trade dispute filed by the US and Canada.

The group of six key government figures is seeking to prevent the case from going into potentially costly arbitration, according to people familiar with the country’s strategy who asked not to be named discussing internal policy.

Mexico’s North American neighbors lodged the complaint last month against the nationalist energy policy of the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, arguing that it discriminates against ...