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Mexico opposes US labor inspectors as part of the USMCA

The United States Congress ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement — also known as NAFTA 2.0 — but included language that may cause problems with Mexican officials. The agreement ratified by the U.S. includes language that requires labor inspectors from the U.S. to monitor Mexico’s labor reform efforts. The language is likely a concession to stakeholders in the U.S., who fear Mexico will not live up to the strict labor requirements, thereby potentially removing any incentive for companies to hire more protected, higher-cost American workers.

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