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U.S., Mexico Fail to Resolve Dispute on Trade Rules for Cars (1)

July 23, 2021, 4:00 PM

The U.S. and Mexico failed to resolve a dispute over trade rules for cars during a meeting this week, threatening the goal of boosting regional manufacturing under their new trade pact.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier discussed the topic Thursday afternoon in Washington but couldn’t reach a resolution, according to people familiar with the talks, who asked not to be identified speaking about a private matter. Canada also shares Mexico’s position in the dispute.

Tai told Clouthier that the U.S. “remains committed to the full implementation of the USMCA, including the strong auto rules ...

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