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Mexico Escalates Showdown With U.S. Over Trade Rules Enforcement

  • Mexico to decide on attache authorization after U.S. meetings
  • Ebrard seeks meeting with Pompeo to resolve labor attaches
A worker oversees a machine converting liquid material into steel billets at a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

A worker oversees a machine converting liquid material into steel billets at a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Photographer: Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg
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Mexico called on the U.S. to modify legislation under which it would send so-called labor attaches to monitor enforcement of USMCA trade deal rules, saying that it wasn’t consulted.

If it doesn’t, Mexico said it will no longer consult the U.S. when it drafts its own implementation rules, Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.