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

  • Issue figured prominently in Mexican minister visit this week
  • USMCA partners still interpret rules of origin differently
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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.