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WEBCAST | USMCA: Mexico's Perspective on Labor Provisions and Mexico's Labor Reforms

The USMCA incorporates labor provisions as a core part of the agreement, required a reform of Mexican labor laws, and created an innovative, rapid response mechanism to resolve labor disputes. We were pleased to host a discussion with Mexico's Economy Minister, Graciela Márquez Colín, and Labor Minister, Luisa María Alcalde Luján, to explore these topics.

Date & Time

Sep. 29, 2020
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location

Online Only

WEBCAST | USMCA: Mexico's Perspective on Labor Provisions and Mexico's Labor Reforms

The USMCA incorporates labor provisions as a core part of the agreement, required a reform of Mexican labor laws, and created an innovative, rapid response mechanism to resolve labor disputes. We were pleased to host a discussion with Mexico's Economy and Labor Ministers on to explore these topics. Economy Secretary Graciela Márquez and Labor Secretary Luisa María Alcalde shared Mexico's perspectives on the labor provisions of the United States, Mexico, Canada agreement, USMCA, or T-MEC, as it is known in Mexico. They also discussed progress and plans for implementing their government's ambitious reforms for Mexico's labor sector. Following remarks by both ministers, they responded to questions from the audience.

The Wilson Center's Mexico and Canada Institutes are leading a yearlong project to examine the importance and implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Mexico and Canada Institutes are co-leading this USMCA series with former Ambassador Wayne coordinating the process. The purpose is to identify and pursue best practices for implementing and managing USMCA.  


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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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