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Mexico: delayed compliance with USMCA-related working conditions is causing concern in economic quarters
Planet Labor, 25 June 2020, n°12021 - www.planetlabor.com

With the 01 July entry into force of the USMCA looming, (the new trade related United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement), the issue of compliance with working conditions in Mexican factories is becoming increasingly urgent on both sides of the border. As the US udnergoes a rise in protectionism and with US Presidential electoral tactics feeding this dynamic, Mexican economic sectors fear that labor law issues could become a costly ‘Achilles heel’, and that the many delays in implementing labor reform, particularly in terms of freedom of association could be used by the United States to block Mexican exports.

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