The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said today that Mexico would accept a USA proposal regulating steel in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but only if the rule took effect at least five years after the pact's ratification, according to a Reuters news.
When he left US Sales Representative Robert Lighthizer's office, Jesus Seade, he told reporters, "We work on all issues".
On Friday evening, Seade had said that many issues still needed to be resolved.
Ebrard also said the Mexican government would not accept the USA proposal to conduct labor inspections in Mexico, or US demands over rules for aluminum, in revisions to the trade deal known as USMCA.
"We're working hard on all the issues, it's not easy", Seade, also Mexico's top negotiator for USMCA, told reporters in Washington, where he met with USA counterparts.
POLITICO reported Lighthizer's request is created to ensure that the metals are melted and poured within the three countries - rather than just being finished there - to fulfill a requirement of the agreement.
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"We will tell (the United States) that we will not accept, in any form, for this obligation to take effect the moment the treaty is ratified", Ebrard said. "I'm confident this is going to reach home, but we're working on it", he said.
Seade said Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had indirectly participated in the talks. For months, the White House and House Democrats have been in talks about changes to key sections of the agreement with the aim of securing congressional passage this year.
Pelosi said Thursday that the USMCA would only be brought up for a vote when it includes strong enforcement provisions. It's unclear how long Pelosi and her top trade negotiator, Representative Richard Neal of MA, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, would review the proposal.
Democrats have sought to include labor and environmental rights requirements in the Nafta replacement agreement.
Mexico approved the USMCA this year, but United States ratification has been held up by Democratic lawmakers, who have voiced concerns over the enforcement of labor and environmental provisions. Seade has said, though, that Mexico can accept fast-tracked arbitration panels to hear labor rights complaints.