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Ranking Member Boozman Statement on U.S. Request for Dispute Settlement Consultations on Mexico’s Biotech Policy

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following statement in support of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) request for dispute settlement consultations with Mexico over its biotech policy.

“The U.S. negotiated the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in good faith, and we expect each party to the agreement to honor its terms. Unfortunately, the Mexican government has adopted policies inconsistent with USMCA, not grounded in science and detrimental to U.S. farmers. I appreciate the steadfast efforts of Ambassador Katherine Tai, Doug McKalip and the Office of the USTR as they work to hold Mexico’s feet to the fire on this matter.”