President De la Vega, National Agricultural Council urges for cooperation

Agri-food sector trusts that government will defend Mexican berries from US threats

President of the National Agricultural Council (CNA), Bosco de la Vega, has stated that at a time when trade blocs are emerging in Asia, North America needs to think about strengthening the region. He urged that work be done on fortifying cooperation, understanding that competition is with other commercial blocks.

During the Global Agrifood Forum 2020, the leader of the agricultural sector commented that two months after the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC) the US government initiated investigations against Mexican products and imposed safeguards, instead of honoring trade commitments. quoted De la Vega as saying: "... we need to respect our legal frameworks signed to strengthen our region and avoid the exhausting process of retaliation. That the differences be resolved in the legal framework, and based on science."

He added that at the moment what is most required is to generate added value in the region, compete with the world and strengthen the region especially because "last November 15 we woke up with a new challenging Asian trading bloc, the world in three very powerful blocks: North America, Europe and Asia Pacific."

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