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Economy & Business - August 2021

MEXICO: USMCA labour rights arbitration avoided

The Mexican press reported on 8 July that the Mexican and US authorities had reached an agreement over the reparations to be offered to make up for the labour rights violations denounced at a General Motors (GM) automobile assembly plant in Mexico’s Guanajuato state. The case was the first to be filed with the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on regional trade’s Rapid Response Labour Mechanism (RRLM) [EB-21-07]. The amicable resolution of the dispute is the first positive outcome of the USMCA when it comes to upholding labour rights in Mexico.

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