NAFTA - Public Consultation
Open until 26th of July 2017
The Ministry of Economy (Secretaria de Economia) of Mexico announced the opening of a consultation process on the modernisation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
This public consultation process is open to all stakeholders, including without limitation, individuals, companies and organisations, until July 26, 2017, through the following website: http://www.economia-snci.gob.mx/tlcan/
All information posted in the website shall be deemed to be public information.
This public consultation runs alongside the public consultations taking place in both the United States of America and Canada.
On May 18, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) formally notified the US Congress its intent to initiate negotiations for modernising NAFTA in accordance with the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015" commonly referred to as the "Trade Promotion Authority" (TPA). Previously, the USTR launched a consultation process held from May 23 to June 14, 2017. During this process, the USTR received over 12,000 comments and is holding public hearings from June 27 to June 29, 2017. The USTR will notify the US Congress and publish a detailed summary of its negotiation objectives at least 30 days prior to initiating formal negotiations.
Canada initiated on June 3, 2017 its public consultation process, which will be available for all stakeholders from June 3 to July 18, 2017.
Participation throughout the consultation process from companies, organisms, organisations and individuals with an interest in trade relations between Mexico and North America is essential to contribute with proposals, ideas and alternatives to be considered by the Governments in the negotiation process.
We encourage all those with an interest in the outcome of the modernisation process of NAFTA to participate in this consultations.
You can start now directly at the following website: http://www.economia-snci.gob.mx/tlcan/
Remember, public consultation process is open until July 26, 2017.
If you are interested in having the MexCC include any idea or suggestions, please contact me via email before the 19th of July with your remarks via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The MexCC will be happy to contribute with its members proposals, ideas and comments during this consultation process.
Milène Hayaux du Tilly
G e n e r a l M a n a g e r
Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain