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Items Tagged with 'Alexis Taylor'


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Mexican defiance on GM corn fuels impetus for USMCA clash

Mexico’s bold move this week to reinforce its drive to disparage genetically modified corn and ban imports ignores protests from the Biden administration, adding pressure on the U.S. to follow through with recent threats to initiate a dispute under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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Senators losing patience on Mexico-US GM corn spat

The U.S. and Mexico continue to engage over Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s threat to ban genetically modified corn imports, but there were strong signs from senators Wednesday that patience is wearing thin on Capitol Hill for a resolution.

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USTR: Mexico must change its stance on GM corn

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Monday reinforced USDA's position that Mexico’s proposed restrictions on genetically modified corn would still break its commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, despite Mexican proposals to soften the rules.

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Taylor: US tells Mexico biotech corn restrictions won’t stand

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made it clear to reporters earlier this month that the U.S. is not satisfied with Mexico’s latest offer to compromise on its plan to restrict biotech corn imports, but the Biden administration has also sent that message to Mexico City as talks between the two countries continue, says Alexis Taylor, USDA’s undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.

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