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‘Damaging’ EV Tax Credit Has Canada, Mexico Seeking United Front

  • AMLO’s envoy sees common effort to counter Biden’s proposal
  • Trudeau team continues to press issue with U.S. lawmakers
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau arrive for a summit in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 18, 2021.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau arrive for a summit in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 18, 2021.Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg

Mexico’s ambassador to Canada said his government and that of Justin Trudeau are of one mind about how to counter the Biden administration’s Buy American tax credits for electric vehicles as the proposal heads for a vote in the U.S. Senate.

While Mexico’s economy minister has explicitly threatened commercial retaliation against other U.S. goods if the measure is passed, Canada has taken a more cautious public line. But the top Mexican diplomat in Ottawa said in an interview the two countries are united.