News

Nebraska Congressman frustrated by length of Mexico GM corn dispute

The chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade is frustrated by how long the dispute process over Mexico’s GM corn ban is taking.

Nebraska Republican Adrian Smith says the U.S. Trade Representative has chosen a timeline that is unnecessary.

“It’s taken more time than it really needs to.”

He tells Brownfield the USTR could’ve pursued mechanisms of enforcement under the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement sooner.

“And I voiced this to Ambassador Tai (that) I would like to see the President take a podium somewhere, anywhere quite honestly, and to speak out and say what Mexico is doing right now is wrong.”

Smith says Mexico’s proposed biotech corn ban is in direct violation of USMCA but he has yet to see a sense of urgency to resolve the dispute from the Biden administration.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


 

Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!

Brownfield Ag News